over·​trade ˌō-vər-ˈtrād How to pronounce overtrade (audio)
overtraded; overtrading; overtrades

intransitive verb

: to trade beyond one's capital

Examples of overtrade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet all of these positives could also be considered negatives because of all the temptations to overtrade and speculate. Ben Carlson, Fortune, 15 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overtrade was in 1665

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“Overtrade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overtrade. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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