from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To pay (a party) too much.
- transitive v. To pay an amount in excess of (a sum due).
- intransitive v. To pay too much.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To pay too much.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To pay too much to; to reward too highly.
- transitive v. To pay too much for.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pay in excess; pay more than is necessary.
- To reward beyond the price or value.
- To be more than a recompense or reward for.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pay too much
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Over the summer, gas customers who pay regular amounts by direct debit tend to overpay, meaning they are temporarily in credit.
He had the good judgment not to "overpay," news accounts suggested.
That distinction once seemed huge -- Heavens, it would be a crime to "overpay" for these assets!
Entertainment Corp. executives said Wednesday they would not "overpay" for flagging Films or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.,
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. executives said Wednesday they would not "overpay" for flagging movie companies Miramax Films or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., but one executive said Miramax met most of the criteria for an acquisition, reports
Corp. executives said Wednesday they would not "overpay" for flagging
Since we don't plan to "overpay" for assets, we are going to try to get private firms to overpay for them, which we will subsidize.
Just as teams are waiting out free agents, the players are waiting, hoping one team will blink and "overpay" (relative term this winter) in this depressed market.
That and oh yeah, he didn't want to "overpay" for Derek Lowe.
Smith is not afraid to "overpay," as evidenced by his aggressiveness in moving up to take S Jacob Hester in the third round last year.
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