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Definition of "overdraw" []

  • To draw against (a bank account) in excess of credit. (verb-transitive)
  • To pull back too far: overdraw a bow. (verb-transitive)
  • To spoil the effect of by exaggeration in telling or describing. (verb-transitive)
  • To make an overdraft. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overdraw" in a sentence
  • "Reyes acknowledges making a mistake but says she doesn't understand why the bank would let her repeatedly overdraw her account without immediately notifying her."
  • "SunTrust (STI), meanwhile, is starting to charge customers a higher fee when they overdraw multiple times."
  • "However, she mistakenly transferred money into savings, causing her to overdraw her checking account."