overbid

verb over·bid \ ˌō-vər-ˈbid \

Definition of overbid

overbid; overbidding
1 : to bid in excess of value
2 a : to bid more than the scoring capacity of a hand at cards
b British : to make a higher bid than the preceding one
: to bid beyond or in excess of; especially : to bid more than the value of (one's hand at cards)

overbid

play \ˈō-vər-ˌbid\ noun

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First Known Use of overbid

circa 1616

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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