[ oh-ver-bahy ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞ba瑟 /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路bought, o路ver路buy路ing.
to purchase in excessive quantities.
Finance. to buy on margin in excess of one's ability to provide added security in an emergency, as in a falling market.
verb (used without object), o路ver路bought, o路ver路buy路ing.
to buy regardless of one's needs or financial means.
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Origin of overbuy

First recorded in 1400鈥50, overbuy is from the late Middle English word overbiggen.See over-, buy
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How to use overbuy in a sentence

  • Raleigh might then have been spared, and Overbuy would not have been poisoned.

    Haunted London|Walter Thornbury