overbid

[verb oh-ver-bid; noun oh-ver-bid]
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verb (used with object), o·ver·bid, o·ver·bid·ding.

to bid more than the value of (a thing): to overbid one's cards.
to outbid: She overbid him for the painting.

verb (used without object), o·ver·bid, o·ver·bid·ding.

to bid more than the actual value or worth: a tendency to overbid at auctions; to overbid at bridge.

noun

a higher bid.

Origin of overbid

First recorded in 1610–20; over- + bid1
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Examples from the Web for overbid

Historical Examples of overbid

  • Then he tried to buy the craft to take out the diamond, but Tom overbid him.

  • This must not be understood as a suggestion that a partner should seldom be overbid.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work

  • The hands are much too strong to call one Spade, as that also might not be overbid.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work

  • Mr. Brice was a Yankee and no gentleman, inasmuch as he had overbid a lady for Hester.

    The Crisis, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • All I ast is for you to not overbid your hands, and I'll do the rest.


British Dictionary definitions for overbid

overbid

verb (ˌəʊvəˈbɪd) -bids, -bidding, -bid, -bidden or -bid

(intr) bridge to bid for more tricks than one can expect to win
to bid more than the value of (something)

noun (ˈəʊvəˌbɪd)

a bid higher than someone else's bid
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