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 in a sentence
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.
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