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o·ver·book

 (ō′vər-bo͝ok′)
v. o·ver·booked, o·ver·book·ing, o·ver·books
v.tr.
To take reservations for (an airline flight, for example) beyond the capacity for accommodation.
v.intr.
1. To take reservations beyond the capacity for accommodation: a restaurant that regularly overbooks for dinner.
2. To take on more social engagements or other commitments than one is capable of fulfilling.

o′ver·book′ing n.

overbook

(ˈəʊvəˌbuːk)
vb
(tr) to make more reservations for (a flight, hotel, etc) than there is room

o•ver•book

(ˌoʊ vərˈbʊk)
v.t.
1. to accept reservations for in excess of the available space: to overbook a flight.
v.i.
2. to accept reservations in excess of the available space.

overbook


Past participle: overbooked
Gerund: overbooking

Imperative
overbook
overbook
Present
I overbook
you overbook
he/she/it overbooks
we overbook
you overbook
they overbook
Preterite
I overbooked
you overbooked
he/she/it overbooked
we overbooked
you overbooked
they overbooked
Present Continuous
I am overbooking
you are overbooking
he/she/it is overbooking
we are overbooking
you are overbooking
they are overbooking
Present Perfect
I have overbooked
you have overbooked
he/she/it has overbooked
we have overbooked
you have overbooked
they have overbooked
Past Continuous
I was overbooking
you were overbooking
he/she/it was overbooking
we were overbooking
you were overbooking
they were overbooking
Past Perfect
I had overbooked
you had overbooked
he/she/it had overbooked
we had overbooked
you had overbooked
they had overbooked
Future
I will overbook
you will overbook
he/she/it will overbook
we will overbook
you will overbook
they will overbook
Future Perfect
I will have overbooked
you will have overbooked
he/she/it will have overbooked
we will have overbooked
you will have overbooked
they will have overbooked
Future Continuous
I will be overbooking
you will be overbooking
he/she/it will be overbooking
we will be overbooking
you will be overbooking
they will be overbooking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overbooking
you have been overbooking
he/she/it has been overbooking
we have been overbooking
you have been overbooking
they have been overbooking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overbooking
you will have been overbooking
he/she/it will have been overbooking
we will have been overbooking
you will have been overbooking
they will have been overbooking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overbooking
you had been overbooking
he/she/it had been overbooking
we had been overbooking
you had been overbooking
they had been overbooking
Conditional
I would overbook
you would overbook
he/she/it would overbook
we would overbook
you would overbook
they would overbook
Past Conditional
I would have overbooked
you would have overbooked
he/she/it would have overbooked
we would have overbooked
you would have overbooked
they would have overbooked
Translations

overbook

[ˌəʊvəˈbʊk] VTsobrecontratar

overbook

[ˌəʊvərˈbʊk] vifaire du surbooking, pratiquer la surréservation
References in periodicals archive ?
SAA said that like other airlines it overbooks seats as a means to minimise seat wastage and counter the problem of no-shows which results in loss of revenue, Vanguard reported.