One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1no object To gain in profit more than is necessary to cover (a cost, expense, etc.), especially when this is not permitted by law or policy.
2no object To overcompensate for a fault or change in condition; to return to and exceed the usual, proper, or expected level. Usually in pa. pple.
Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From over- + recover.
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