over·​price | \ ˌō-vər-ˈprīs How to pronounce overprice (audio) \
overpriced; overpricing; overprices

Definition of overprice

transitive verb

: to price too high

Examples of overprice in a Sentence

The store was guilty of overpricing its goods. Everything in the store is grossly overpriced.
Recent Examples on the Web Unsurprisingly, neighborhoods that were lower income and more heavily populated with people of color — due to decades of redlining and ghettoizing practices — were often denied service by lower-cost haulers and unfairly overpriced by others. Janaé Bates And Ahmed Anshur, Twin Cities, "Bates, Anshur: Vote yes for the trash ordinance. Then, together, we’ll work to improve the contract," 17 Oct. 2019 Investment banks handling IPOs on the new tech board are required to buy and hold some shares in the companies for a period, a rule meant to prevent them from overpricing deals. Shen Hong, WSJ, "First IPO on China’s Nasdaq-Style Tech Board Sparks a Small Frenzy," 26 June 2019 But Aramco executives believe Sabic is currently overpriced, people familiar with the deal said, throwing up a major obstacle to both the deal and wider Saudi government plans. Rory Jones, WSJ, "Aramco Fights $70 Billion Price Tag for Saudi Chemicals Giant," 12 Sep. 2018 But not every Kirkland product listed on Amazon is overpriced. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "You don’t need a Costco membership to buy Kirkland products online," 26 June 2019 The tequila is real, clean and not overpriced by deceptive marketing. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "Where to Find the Best Tequila in Mexico," 11 June 2019 Nearby hotels tend to be overpriced, so fly into Mérida or Cancún and stay in charming, historic Valladolid (which also has 15 public cenotes). National Geographic, "Visit these breathtaking underwater caves in the Yucatán Peninsula," 31 May 2019 SHANGHAI—Investment banks handling initial public offerings on China’s new technology board will themselves have to buy and hold sizable stakes in the companies—an unusual rule meant to prevent the banks from overpricing deals. Shen Hong, WSJ, "‘Eat Your Own Cooking’ Comes to China’s IPO Market," 17 Apr. 2019 Dog shampoo can be overpriced and with a needlessly long ingredient list. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "13 Castile Soap Uses You've Never Thought of Before," 22 May 2019

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1576, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of overprice

: to give a price that is too high to (something) : to price (something) too high

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