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oversubscribe

[oh-ver-suh b-skrahyb] /ˌoʊ vər səbˈskraɪb/
verb (used with object), oversubscribed, oversubscribing.
1.
to subscribe for more of than is available, expected, or required:
The charity drive was oversubscribed by several thousand dollars.
Origin of oversubscribe
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; over- + subscribe
Related forms
oversubscriber, noun
oversubscription
[oh-ver-suh b-skrip-shuh n] /ˌoʊ vər səbˈskrɪp ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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oversubscribe

/ˌəʊvəsəbˈskraɪb/
verb
1.
(transitive; often passive) to subscribe or apply for in excess of available supply
Derived Forms
oversubscription, noun
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