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overbuild

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verb, over·build \-ˈbild\

Definition of overbuild

overbuiltplay \-ˈbilt\overbuilding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to build beyond the actual demand of

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to build houses or commercial developments in excess of demand



1601

First Known Use of overbuild

1601

Rhymes with overbuild


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