overtime

noun
1 work
ADJECTIVE
excessive

Doctors work excessive unpaid overtime.

paid, unpaid
forced, mandatory (both AmE)
VERB + OVERTIME
do, put in, work

I do about five hours' overtime a week.

She puts in a lot of overtime.

OVERTIME + NOUN
earnings (BrE), pay, payments (esp. BrE), rate
ban (esp. BrE)

The union imposed an overtime ban in protest at the firing of two workers.

2 (AmE) sport
ADJECTIVE
first, second, etc.

He scored with only seven seconds remaining in the second overtime.

sudden-death
VERBS
go into

The game went into overtime.

force

Stanford scored two goals in the last minute to force overtime.

OVERTIME + NOUN
period

The first overtime period ended with no scoring.

victory, win

an impressive overtime win against Denver

loss
PREPOSITION
in overtime

We were unlucky to lose in overtime.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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