overdraw

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overdraw to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
    • v overdraw draw more money from than is available "She overdrew her account"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Overdraw To exaggerate; to overdo.
    • Overdraw (Banking) To make drafts upon or against, in excess of the proper amount or limit; to draw more than the balance in one's account.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overdraw To draw or strain too much.
    • overdraw To draw upon for a larger sum than is due, or for a sum beyond one's credit: as, to overdraw one's account with a bank.
    • overdraw To exaggerate in representation, either in writing, in speech, or in a picture: as, the tale of distress is overdrawn.
    • overdraw To make an overdraft.
    • n overdraw An excessive draft or drain; an undue or exhausting demand.
    • n overdraw Same as overdraw-check.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overdraw ō-vėr-draw′ to draw overmuch: to draw beyond one's credit: to exaggerate
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Usage

In literature:

It also certainly in his later years led him to overdraw them.
"Life and Letters of Robert Browning" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Come, John, you know Jack did n't mean anything; he only thought he was overdrawing.
"The Silver Box (First Series Plays)" by John Galsworthy
Sir," he exclaimed once, "do you mean to tell me that you never overdraw your allowance?
"Love Eternal" by H. Rider Haggard
Nevertheless, Mr Melmotte would not now have been allowed to overdraw at the present moment.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
But mind, if ever you overdraw the account stops.
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But when I overdraw I always threaten to transfer my account.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
A Tolstoy with all his power of vivid presentation does not overdraw the picture.
"Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association" by Intercollegiate Peace Association
No sane observer will allow himself to overdraw the influence of national character on events.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Come, you're overdrawing it.
"Love's Usuries" by Louis Creswicke
Major hasn't ten dollars in bank, and Marston's positive orders are he shan't overdraw!
"The Man from Jericho" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
A right to overdraw, can, of course, only arise from agreement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
Your balance must be so large you couldn't overdraw it if you tried.
"The Carleton Case" by Ellery H. Clark
We usually have to make the amount up by overdrawing, or by advancing it ourselves.
"The Wicked Marquis" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
She overdraws her salary months ahead.
"The Girl From His Town" by Marie Van Vorst
He was afraid of overdrawing his account.
"Notes on the Book of Genesis" by Charles Henry Mackintosh
I don't think I've fifty pounds at my bankers, and I'm pretty sure that they won't honour my cheque if I overdraw.
"A Duel" by Richard Marsh
How often do we meet such an instance as this, nor shall I overdraw it.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Vol. XV, No. 4, April, 1886" by Various
These flying rumours have reached their ears, and they will not let me overdraw even by a pound.
"A Life's Secret" by Mrs. Henry Wood
And, as you say, we all overdraw on the future, from time to time.
"The White Blackbird" by Hudson Douglas
Besides, her bank would let her overdraw, if she wrote to them.
"The Stolen Statesman" by William Le Queux
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In news:

For example, Kopchik notes, many banks can send alerts to customers' smartphones advising them if they are about to overdraw their account or if the bank has detected suspicious activity.
Last month, a proposed bill aimed to regulate the costs and frequency of overdrafts — building on the 2010 financial regulations that required customer consent to overdraw an account.
Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase announced last week they would stop charging consumers who overdraw their accounts by $5 or less, and Bank of America and US Bancorp said it would do the same for overdrafts of $10 or less.
Fifth Third customers now pay a charge of $37 per overdraft for each overdraw after the first one in a given year.
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