verb (-bid; -bidding) Date: circa 1616 intransitive verb 1. to bid in excess of value 2. a. to bid more than the scoring capacity of a hand at cards b. British to make a higher bid than the preceding one transitive verb to bid beyond or in excess of; especially to bid more than the value of (one's hand at cards) • overbid noun

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  • overbid — [ō΄vər bid′; ] for n. [ ō′vər bid΄] vt., vi. overbid, overbidding 1. to outbid (another person) 2. to bid more than the worth of (a thing, as one s hand in bridge) n. a higher or excessive bid …   English World dictionary

  • Overbid — O ver*bid , v. t. To bid or offer beyond, or in excess of. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overbid — index beat (defeat) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overbid — ▪ I. overbid o‧ver‧bid 1 [ˌəʊvəˈbɪd ǁ ˌoʊvər ] verb overbid PTandPP overbidding PRESPART [intransitive] COMMERCE to offer too much for something: overbid for …   Financial and business terms

  • overbid — v. /oh veuhr bid /; n. /oh veuhr bid /, v., overbid, overbidding, n. v.t. 1. to bid more than the value of (a thing): to overbid one s cards. 2. to outbid: She overbid him for the painting. v.i. 3. to bid more than the actual value or worth: a… …   Universalium

  • overbid — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈbɪd] / US [ˌoʊvərˈbɪd] verb [intransitive] Word forms overbid : present tense I/you/we/they overbid he/she/it overbids present participle overbidding past tense overbid past participle overbid business to offer more money than… …   English dictionary

  • overbid — verb (overbid, overbidden or overbid, overbidding) –verb (t) /oʊvəˈbɪd/ (say ohvuh bid) 1. to bid more than the value of (a thing). 2. to outbid (a person, etc.). –verb (i) /oʊvəˈbɪd/ (say ohvuh bid) 3. to bid more than something s value. 4. to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • overbid — o|ver|bid sb., det, overbid, dene; have overbid …   Dansk ordbog

  • overbid — o|ver|bid [ˌəuvəˈbıd US ˌouvər ] v past tense and past participle overbid present participle overbidding 1.) [I + for] to offer too high a price for something, especially at an ↑auction 2.) [I and T] to offer more than the value of your cards in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overbid — verb (overbids, overbidding; past and past participle overbid) 1》 (in an auction) make a higher bid than a previous bid. 2》 Bridge bid more than is warranted or manageable. noun a bid higher than another or higher than is justified. Derivatives… …   English new terms dictionary

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