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overbuy

[ 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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Origin of overbuy

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