oversubscribe

verb
over·sub·scribe | \ ˌō-vər-səb-ˈskrīb \
oversubscribed; oversubscribing; oversubscribes

Definition of oversubscribe 

transitive verb

: to subscribe for more of than is available

Other words from oversubscribe

oversubscription \ˌō-vər-səb-ˈskrip-shən \ noun

First Known Use of oversubscribe

1891, in the meaning defined above

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