verb (used without object), o·ver·trad·ed, o·ver·trad·ing.

to trade in excess of one's capital or the requirements of the market.

Origin of overtrade

First recorded in 1615–25; over- + trade
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(intr) (of an enterprise) to trade in excess of capacity or working capital
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