Simple Definition of overbook
: to allow too many people to buy tickets or to reserve seats, tables, rooms, etc.
Full Definition of overbook
: to issue reservations for (as an airplane flight) in excess of the space available
: to issue reservations in excess of the space available
Examples of overbook
The flight was overbooked, and I got bumped off.
The airline overbooked the flight.
The doctor's office called and said that they overbooked the appointments for today.
First Known Use of overbook
Rhymes with overbook
Beaverbrook, bring to book, buttonhook, cock a snook, comic book, copybook, donnybrook, gerenuk, grappling hook, inglenook, in one's book, Leeuwenhoek, off the hook, overlook, picture book, pocketbook, pressure-cook, pruning hook, Sandy Hook, service book, statute book, storybook, talking book, tenterhook, Volapük
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Britannica English: Translation of "overbook" for Arabic speakers
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