overbuild

verb over·build \ ˌō-vər-ˈbild \
Updated on: 3 Mar 2018

Definition of overbuild

overbuilt play \ˌō-vər-ˈbilt\; overbuilding
: to build beyond the actual demand of
: to build houses or commercial developments in excess of demand

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1945


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