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overbuild

[ oh-ver-bild ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞b瑟ld /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路built, o路ver路build路ing.
to erect too many buildings in (an area).
to cover or surmount with a building or structure.
to build (a structure) on too great or elaborate a scale.
verb (used without object), o路ver路built, o路ver路build路ing.
to erect too many buildings in an area.
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Origin of overbuild

First recorded in 1595鈥1605; over- + build
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British Dictionary definitions for overbuild

overbuild
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞b瑟ld) /

verb -builds, -building or -built (tr)
to build over or on top of
to erect too many buildings in (an area)
to build too large or elaborately
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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