overbuild
verb (overbuilt; -building) Date: 1601 transitive verb to build beyond the actual demand of intransitive verb to build houses or commercial developments in excess of demand

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  • Overbuild — O ver*build , v. t. 1. To build over. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To build too much; to build beyond the demand. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overbuild — [ō΄vər bild′, ō′vər bild΄] vt., vi. overbuilt, overbuilding 1. to build over or on top of (something) 2. to build too elaborately 3. to erect more buildings than are needed or desirable in (an area) …   English World dictionary

  • overbuild — verb a) To perform excessive construction on a building or in an area. The architect wanted to overbuild the restaurant on top of an office. b) To build over or on top of another structure. See Also: overbuilder …   Wiktionary

  • overbuild — /oh veuhr bild /, v., overbuilt, overbuilding. v.t. 1. to erect too many buildings in (an area). 2. to cover or surmount with a building or structure. 3. to build (a structure) on too great or elaborate a scale. v.i. 4. to erect too many… …   Universalium

  • overbuild — verb (past and past participle overbuilt) 1》 put up too many buildings in.     ↘build elaborately. 2》 [often as noun overbuilding] build on top of …   English new terms dictionary

  • overbuild — o•ver•build [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈbɪld[/t]] v. built, build•ing 1) bui to erect too many buildings in (an area) 2) bui to build too many dwellings or commercial buildings in an area • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • overbuild — /oʊvəˈbɪld/ (say ohvuh bild) verb (t) (overbuilt, overbuilding) 1. to cover or surmount with a building or structure. 2. to erect too many buildings on (an area). 3. to build (a structure) on too great or elaborate a scale …   Australian English dictionary

  • overbuild — v.tr. (past and past part. built) 1 build over or upon. 2 place too many buildings on (land etc.) …   Useful english dictionary

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