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v. o·ver·drew (-dro͞o′), o·ver·drawn (-drôn′), o·ver·draw·ing, o·ver·draws
1. To draw against (a bank account) in excess of credit.
2. To pull back too far: overdraw a bow.
3. To spoil the effect of by exaggeration in telling or describing.
To make an overdraft.
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vb, -draws, -drawing, -drew or -drawn
1. (Banking & Finance) to draw on (a bank account) in excess of the credit balance
2. (tr) to strain or pull (a bow) too far
3. (tr) to exaggerate in describing or telling
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v. -drew, -drawn, -draw•ing. v.t.
1. to draw upon (an account, allowance, etc.) in excess of the balance standing to one's credit or at one's disposal.
2. to strain, as a bow, by drawing too far.
3. to exaggerate in depicting or describing.v.i.
4. to overdraw an account or the like.
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Past participle: overdrawn
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|Verb||1.||overdraw - draw more money from than is available; "She overdrew her account"|
|2.||overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"|
overemphasise, overemphasize, overstress - place special or excessive emphasis on; "I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book"
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overdraw[ˌəʊvəˈdrɔː] (overdrew (pt)) [ˌəʊvəˈdruː] (overdrawn (pp)) [ˌəʊvəˈdrɔːn] VT → girar en descubierto
your account is overdrawn (by £50) → su cuenta tiene un saldo deudor (de 50 libras)
I'm overdrawn → tengo un descubierto
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
overdraw[ˌəʊvəˈdrɔː] (overdrew (pt)) [ˌəʊvəˈdruː] (overdrawn (pp)) [ˌəʊvəˈdrɔːn] vi → avere il conto scoperto
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