overbook

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verb over·book \ˌō-vər-ˈbu̇k\

Definition of overbook

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to issue reservations for (as an airplane flight) in excess of the space available

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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.

1903

First Known Use of overbook

1903


OVERBOOK Defined for English Language Learners

overbook

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verb over·book \ˌō-vər-ˈbu̇k\

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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