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oversubscribe

[ oh-ver-suhb-skrahyb ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r s蓹b藞skra瑟b /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路sub路scribed, o路ver路sub路scrib路ing.
to subscribe for more of than is available, expected, or required: The charity drive was oversubscribed by several thousand dollars.
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Origin of oversubscribe

First recorded in 1890鈥95; over- + subscribe

OTHER WORDS FROM oversubscribe

o路ver路sub路scrib路er, nouno路ver路sub路scrip路tion [oh-ver-suhb-skrip-shuhn], /藢o蕣 v蓹r s蓹b藞skr瑟p 蕛蓹n/, noun
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How to use oversubscribe in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for oversubscribe

oversubscribe
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹s蓹b藞skra瑟b) /

verb
(tr; often passive) to subscribe or apply for in excess of available supply

Derived forms of oversubscribe

oversubscription, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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