overbuild

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verb over·build \ˌō-vər-ˈbild\

Definition of overbuild

overbuilt

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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

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First Known Use of overbuild

1945

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