overbook


over·book

verb \ˌō-vər-ˈbk\

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

Full Definition of OVERBOOK

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

First Known Use of OVERBOOK

1903

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