overbid

verb
over·​bid | \ ˌō-vər-ˈbid How to pronounce overbid (audio) \
overbid; overbidding

Definition of overbid

intransitive verb

1 : to bid in excess of value
2a : to bid more than the scoring capacity of a hand at cards
b British : to make a higher bid than the preceding one

transitive verb

: to bid beyond or in excess of especially : to bid more than the value of (one's hand at cards)

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Other Words from overbid

overbid \ ˈō-​vər-​ˌbid How to pronounce overbid (audio) \ noun

Examples of overbid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hopefully, the need to overbid on large deals will diminish and the need for large, nonrefundable deposits will be reduced. Ellie Perlman, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 The next three years were dominated by battles with the AFL as each league bid — and overbid — for players. Barry Wilner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Oct. 2019 But, a wrinkle in the program’s design allows plans to reap higher revenue from overbidding—while also keeping premiums low. Christopher Weaver, WSJ, 4 Jan. 2019 But, a wrinkle in the program’s design allows plans to reap higher revenue from overbidding—while also keeping premiums low. Christopher Weaver, WSJ, 4 Jan. 2019 In theory, the new tax code could deter buyers from overbidding for a home and therefore eventually bring prices down. Trisha Thadani, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of overbid

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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The first known use of overbid was circa 1616

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“Overbid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbid. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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