overbuild

[oh-ver-bild]

verb (used with object), o·ver·built, o·ver·build·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·ver·built, o·ver·build·ing.

to erect too many buildings in an area.

Origin of overbuild

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

overbuild

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
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