oversubscribe

verb
over·​sub·​scribe | \ ˌō-vər-səb-ˈskrīb How to pronounce oversubscribe (audio) \
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 How to pronounce oversubscription (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of oversubscribe

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Oversubscribe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversubscribe. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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