overtime

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.
Many employees work countless hours of unpaid overtime .
Many of our offices will be working on overtime until the end of the year.
2.) the money that you are paid for working more hours than usual
He earns £450 a week, including overtime.
3.) be working overtime informal
to be very active
As she put down the phone, her brain was working overtime.
His senses were working overtime.
4.) AmE a period of time added to the end of a sports game to give one of the two teams a chance to win
British Equivalent: extra timein overtime
Steve Smith scored all nine of the Hawks' points in overtime.
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
work/do overtime
paid/unpaid overtime
overtime payment/pay
on overtime
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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