[ verb oh-ver-bid; noun oh-ver-bid ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈbɪd; noun ˈoʊ vərˌbɪd /

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.


a higher bid.


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Origin of overbid

First recorded in 1610–20; over- + bid1
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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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