verb (past overdrew; past participle overdrawn)[with object]
- 1Draw money from (one’s bank account) in excess of what the account holds: you only pay interest if your account is overdrawnMore example sentences
- If the account is overdrawn, the bank becomes the creditor and the customer the debtor.
- We are now overdrawn on our bank account and it has put us in financially difficulty, not to mention all the stress and worry it has caused.
- At its most extreme, the practice leaves victims in the nightmarish situation of having their bank accounts overdrawn by many thousands of pounds without their knowledge.
- 1.1 (be overdrawn) (Of a person) have taken money out of an account in excess of what it holds: I’m already overdrawn this monthMore example sentences
- The average account customer is overdrawn for 80 days in every year, so it affects a lot of people.
- For customers who are overdrawn, each withdrawal is charged at €0.23 with no minimum fee applied.
- I would have to help my father out with that couple thousand dollars when he was overdrawn at the bank.
- 2Exaggerate in describing or depicting (someone or something): some of the characters were overdrawnMore example sentences
- I had been contacted by Mr. Mailander with some of these suspicions a few days previously, and had responded then that I thought some of them were overdrawn.
- Critics have argued that the work's thesis regarding the advent of the totally administered society is overdrawn.
- Once again, one must be careful not to overdraw the argument.
More definitions of overdrawDefinition of overdraw in:
- The US English dictionary