Overbuy \O`ver*buy"\, v. t. 1. To buy too much. [1913 Webster]

2. To buy at too dear a rate. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • overbuy — o‧ver‧buy [ˌəʊvəˈbaɪ ǁ ˌoʊvər ] verb overbought PTandPP [ ˈbɔːt ǁ ˈbɒːt] [intransitive, transitive] to buy more than you need or more than you can pay for * * * overbuy UK US /ˌəʊvəˈbaɪ/ verb [I or T] (overbought, overbought) …   Financial and business terms

  • overbuy — [ō΄vər bī′] vt., vi. overbought, overbuying to buy more than is needed or justified by ability to pay …   English World dictionary

  • overbuy — verb (overbought; buying) Date: 1745 transitive verb to buy in excess of needs or demand intransitive verb to make purchases beyond one s needs or in excess of one s ability to pay …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overbuy — /oh veuhr buy /, v., overbought, overbuying. v.t. 1. to purchase in excessive quantities. 2. Finance. to buy on margin in excess of one s ability to provide added security in an emergency, as in a falling market. v.i. 3. to buy regardless of one… …   Universalium

  • overbuy — verb To buy excessively, especially to buy more than one needs or can afford …   Wiktionary

  • overbuy — o·ver buy || ‚əʊvÉ™(r)baɪ v. buy in excessive quantity; buy more than one can afford to pay for …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overbuy — verb (past and past participle overbought) buy too many or too much of …   English new terms dictionary

  • overbuy — o•ver•buy [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈbaɪ[/t]] v. bought, buy•ing 1) to purchase in excessive quantities 2) to buy regardless of one s needs or financial means • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME overbiggen …   From formal English to slang

  • overbuy — [c]/oʊvəˈbaɪ/ (say ohvuh buy) verb (overbought, overbuying) –verb (t) 1. to purchase in excessive quantities, especially without regard for one s financial means. 2. Finance to buy on margin in excess of one s ability to provide added security in …   Australian English dictionary

  • overbuy — v.tr. & intr. (past and past part. bought) buy (a commodity etc.) in excess of immediate need …   Useful english dictionary

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