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Definition of overbook verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

overbook

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈbʊk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbʊk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overbook
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈbʊk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbʊk//
 
he / she / it overbooks
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈbʊks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbʊks//
 
past simple overbooked
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈbʊkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbʊkt//
 
past participle overbooked
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈbʊkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbʊkt//
 
-ing form overbooking
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈbʊkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbʊkɪŋ//
 
The tourist industry, Plane travel
 
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[transitive, intransitive] overbook (something) to sell more tickets on a plane or reserve more rooms in a hotel than there are places available The flight was heavily overbooked. compare double-book See related entries: The tourist industry, Plane travel
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