Definition of overrecover in US English:

overrecover

verb

  • 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.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From over- + recover.

Pronunciation

overrecover

/ˌəʊvərɪˈkʌvə/