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overbook

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verb over·book \ˌō-vər-ˈbu̇k\

Simple Definition of overbook

  • : to allow too many people to buy tickets or to reserve seats, tables, rooms, etc.

Full Definition of overbook

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to issue reservations for (as an airplane flight) in excess of the space available

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to issue reservations in excess of the space available

Examples of overbook

  1. The flight was overbooked, and I got bumped off.

  2. The airline overbooked the flight.

  3. The doctor's office called and said that they overbooked the appointments for today.



1903

First Known Use of overbook

1903


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