Definition of overdue adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈdjuː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈduː//
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  1. 1not paid, done, returned, etc. by the required or expected time an overdue payment/library book The rent is now overdue. Her baby is two weeks overdue. This car is overdue for a service.
  2. 2that should have happened or been done before now overdue reforms A book like this is long overdue.
  3. Extra examples These reforms are long overdue. This system is overdue for reform. 2% interest will be charged on overdue payments. A book like this is long overdue. My library books were overdue. The government has finally promised to introduce some very overdue reforms.
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