overtime

overtime
[[t]o͟ʊvə(r)taɪm[/t]]
1) N-UNCOUNT Overtime is time that you spend doing your job in addition to your normal working hours.

He would work overtime, without pay, to finish a job...

Union leaders had urged miners to vote in favour of an overtime ban.

2) PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR to-inf If you say that someone is working overtime to do something, you mean that they are using a lot of energy, effort, or enthusiasm trying to do it. [INFORMAL]

We had to battle very hard and our defence worked overtime to keep us in the game...

She works overtime with her vacuum cleaner to keep grit out of the kitchen.

3) N-UNCOUNT Overtime is an additional period of time that is added to the end of a sports match in which the two teams are level, as a way of allowing one of the teams to win. [AM]

Denver had won the championship by defeating the Cleveland Browns 23-20 in overtime.

(in BRIT, use extra time)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • overtime — o‧ver‧time [ˈəʊvətaɪm ǁ ˈoʊvər ] noun [uncountable] 1. HUMAN RESOURCES time that you spend working in your job in addition to your normal working hours: • Is there any limit on your ability to work overtime? • Staff at the bank will begin an… …   Financial and business terms

  • Overtime — O ver*time , n. 1. Time beyond, or in excess of, a limit; esp., extra working time. [1913 Webster] 2. (Sports) An extra period of time provided to play a game, beyond the end of the normal period allowed for the game, for the purpose of resolving …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overtime — [ō′vər tīm΄; ] for v., usually [ ō΄vər tīm′] n. 1. time beyond the established limit, as of working hours 2. pay for work done in such a time 3. Sports an extra time period added to the game to decide a tie adj., adv. of, for, or during a period… …   English World dictionary

  • overtime — n. Time worked in addition to normal working hours. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • overtime — (n.) time above the regular hours of work, 1846, from OVER (Cf. over) + TIME (Cf. time) (n.). Sporting sense first attested 1921, in an ice hockey context …   Etymology dictionary

  • overtime — ► NOUN 1) time worked in addition to one s normal working hours. 2) N. Amer. extra time played at the end of a tied game. ► ADVERB ▪ in addition to normal working hours …   English terms dictionary

  • Overtime — For other uses, see Overtime (disambiguation). Part of a series on Organiz …   Wikipedia

  • overtime — o|ver|time [ˈəuvətaım US ˈouvər ] n [U] 1.) time that you spend working in your job in addition to your normal working hours ▪ six hours overtime ▪ They re working overtime to get the job finished. ▪ He s been doing a lot of overtime recently. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overtime — noun 1 work ADJECTIVE ▪ excessive ▪ Doctors work excessive unpaid overtime. ▪ paid, unpaid ▪ forced, mandatory (both AmE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • overtime — o|ver|time1 [ ouvər,taım ] noun uncount * 1. ) extra hours that someone works at their job: work overtime: I ve been working a lot of overtime lately. overtime work/pay/rates a ) the money that someone is paid for the extra hours they work: Do… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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