[ oh-ver-bahy ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈbaɪ /
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verb (used with object), o·ver·bought, o·ver·buy·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·ver·bought, o·ver·buy·ing.
to buy regardless of one's needs or financial means.
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Raleigh might then have been spared, and Overbuy would not have been poisoned.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury