overbid

[ 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.

noun

a higher bid.

Nearby words

  1. overawe,
  2. overbalance,
  3. overbank,
  4. overbear,
  5. overbearing,
  6. overbite,
  7. overblouse,
  8. overblow,
  9. overblown,
  10. overboard

Origin of overbid

First recorded in 1610–20; over- + bid1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for overbid


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012