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overbid

[ verb oh-ver-bid; noun oh-ver-bid ]
/ verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞b瑟d; noun 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢b瑟d /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路bid, o路ver路bid路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路ver路bid, o路ver路bid路ding.
to bid more than the actual value or worth: a tendency to overbid at auctions; to overbid at bridge.
noun
a higher bid.
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Origin of overbid

First recorded in 1610鈥20; over- + bid1
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British Dictionary definitions for overbid

overbid

verb (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞b瑟d) -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 (藞蓹蕣v蓹藢b瑟d)
a bid higher than someone else's bid
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