overspent overspent  /ˈoʊ vər ˈspɛnt/


  1. (v) spend more than available of (a budget)
  2. (v) spend at a high rate



  1. Americans famously overspent during the 1990s and early '00s.
  2. Each of these African countries overspent badly in the 1970s, suffered plunging commodity prices in the 1980s, and today finds itself flat broke.
  3. But lots of hospitals are having to lay off staff because they've overspent; many doctors and nurses say the NHS is badly run.



  1. "We've all overspent," seven-time series champion Richard Petty said. "We all had it so good we just kept going forward without saying, 'What if it goes bad?' "
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Richard Petty Source: USA Today

  2. "We overspent against our own plan, in the area of headcount," Schmidt told investors on the conference call.
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: Eric Schmidt Source: InformationWeek

  3. "They overspent in Iowa. They didn't have a lot of spare cash after that. It really limited them once they realized they goofed," says Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. "Intellectually they knew...
    on May 10, 2008 By: Larry Sabato Source: Canada.com

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