[verb oh-ver-bid; noun oh-ver-bid]
- to bid more than the actual value or worth: a tendency to overbid at auctions; to overbid at bridge.
- a higher bid.
Origin of overbid
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Examples from the Web for overbid
Then he tried to buy the craft to take out the diamond, but Tom overbid him.Tom Swift and his Motor-boat
This must not be understood as a suggestion that a partner should seldom be overbid.
The hands are much too strong to call one Spade, as that also might not be overbid.
Mr. Brice was a Yankee and no gentleman, inasmuch as he had overbid a lady for Hester.The Crisis, Complete
All I ast is for you to not overbid your hands, and I'll do the rest.Gullible's Travels, Etc.
Ring W. Lardner
- (intr) bridge to bid for more tricks than one can expect to win
- to bid more than the value of (something)
- a bid higher than someone else's bid
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