to erect too many buildings in (an area).
to cover or surmount with a building or structure.
to erect too many buildings in an area.
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How to use overbuild in a sentence
It’s important to start now so we can now produce at that kind of right level and not have to overbuild.Why Los Alamos lab is working on the tricky task of creating new plutonium cores | Kelsey D. Atherton | December 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
They are beginning to turn away the local and semi-local patrons by trying to overbuild around the resort and ruin what makes the mountain unique.Resort Guide 2022 Is Here: These Are the Top 20 Ski Resorts in the West | cobrien | October 30, 2021 | Outside Online
That means we need to overbuild electricity systems to meet levels of demand that may occur only for a few hours of a few days a year.Air conditioning technology is the great missed opportunity in the fight against climate change | James Temple | September 1, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
British Dictionary definitions for overbuild
to build over or on top of
to erect too many buildings in (an area)
to build too large or elaborately
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