verb (used with object), o·ver·paid, o·ver·pay·ing.
- to pay more than (an amount due): I received a credit after overpaying the bill.
- to pay (a person) in excess.
verb -pays, -paying or -paid
- to pay (someone) at too high a rate
- to pay (someone) more than is due, as by an error
v.c.1600, from over- + pay (v.). Related: Overpaid; overpaying.