overbook

verb over·book \ ˌō-vər-ˈbu̇k \

Definition of overbook

transitive verb
:to issue reservations for (something, such as an airplane flight) in excess of the space available
intransitive verb
:to issue reservations in excess of the space available

Examples of overbook in a Sentence

  1. The flight was overbooked, and I got bumped off.

  2. The airline overbooked the flight.

  3. The doctor's office called and said that they overbooked the appointments for today.

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First Known Use of overbook

1903


OVERBOOK Defined for English Language Learners

overbook

verb

Definition of overbook for English Language Learners

  • : to allow too many people to buy tickets or to reserve seats, tables, rooms, etc.


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