overbuy

verb over·buy \ ˌō-vər-ˈbī \

Definition of overbuy

overbought play \ˌō-vər-ˈbȯt\; overbuying
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


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