Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Over the summer, gas customers who pay regular amounts by direct debit tend to overpay, meaning they are temporarily in credit.

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  • He had the good judgment not to "overpay," news accounts suggested.

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  • That distinction once seemed huge -- Heavens, it would be a crime to "overpay" for these assets!

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  • Entertainment Corp. executives said Wednesday they would not "overpay" for flagging Films or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.,

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  • 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

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  • Corp. executives said Wednesday they would not "overpay" for flagging

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  • 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.

    Dealbreaker

  • 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.

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  • That and oh yeah, he didn't want to "overpay" for Derek Lowe.

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  • 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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