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verb (used with object), o·ver·bought, o·ver·buy·ing.
  1. to purchase in excessive quantities.
  2. Finance. to buy on margin in excess of one's ability to provide added security in an emergency, as in a falling market.
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verb (used without object), o·ver·bought, o·ver·buy·ing.
  1. to buy regardless of one's needs or financial means.
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Origin of overbuy

First recorded in 1400–50, overbuy is from the late Middle English word overbiggen. See over-, buy
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Historical Examples

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

    Haunted London

    Walter Thornbury