overbuy

verb
over·​buy | \ ˌō-vər-ˈbī How to pronounce overbuy (audio) \
overbought\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈbȯt How to pronounce overbought (audio) \; overbuying

Definition of overbuy

transitive verb

: to buy in excess of needs or demand

intransitive verb

: to make purchases beyond one's needs or in excess of one's ability to pay

First Known Use of overbuy

1745, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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