- to draw on (a bank account) in excess of the credit balance
- (transitive) to exaggerate in describing or telling
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- to try to draw or to spend an amount from (one's bank account, an allowance, etc.) that is greater than the money available to one: [no object]Your bank won't allow you to overdraw.[~ + object]You can't overdraw your account.
- to draw upon (an account, allowance, etc.) in excess of the balance standing to one's credit or at one's disposal:It was the first time he had ever overdrawn his account.
- to strain, as a bow, by drawing too far.
- to exaggerate in drawing, depicting, portraying, or describing:The author has overdrawn the villain to the point of absurdity.
- to overdraw an account or the like:It ruins one's credit to overdraw frequently at a bank.
- Building(of a stove, fireplace, etc.) to draw excessively;
have too strong an updraft:When the flue overdraws, all the heat goes right up the chimney.
- 1325–75; Middle English; see over-, draw