- to subscribe for more of than is available, expected, or required: The charity drive was oversubscribed by several thousand dollars.
Origin of oversubscribe
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Examples from the Web for oversubscription
If the maximum price set by the government is too high, then there will be oversubscription.Why Do We Want Prices in Health Care?
February 27, 2013
In the matter of oversubscription the offer diverges vitally.Frenzied Finance
Thomas W. Lawson
The oversubscription exceeded that which the first loan yielded.
The oversubscription maintained a similar average in all parts of the country.
- (tr; often passive) to subscribe or apply for in excess of available supply
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