overtrade

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

Definition of overtrade

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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First Known Use of overtrade

1665, in the meaning defined above

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“Overtrade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overtrade. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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