overbuy

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

Examples of overbuy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, remember to not overbuy, so your neighbors can have some, too. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2020 However, remember to not overbuy, so your neighbors can have some, too. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2020 However, remember to not overbuy, so your neighbors can have some, too. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2020 However, remember to not overbuy, so your neighbors can have some, too. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2020 However, remember to not overbuy, so your neighbors can have some, too. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2020 However, remember to not overbuy, so your neighbors can have some, too. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2020 Rather than risk a huge setback, wealthy countries would rather overbuy. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 16 Dec. 2020 However, remember to not overbuy, so your neighbors can have some, too. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of overbuy

1745, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Overbuy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbuy. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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