overbuy


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o·ver·buy

 (ō′vər-bī′)
v. o·ver·bought (-bôt′), o·ver·buy·ing, o·ver·buys
v.tr.
1. To buy in excessive amounts.
2. To buy (stock) on margin in excess of one's ability to provide further security if prices drop.
v.intr.
To buy goods beyond one's means or needs.

overbuy

(ˌəʊvəˈbaɪ)
vb (tr) , -buys, -buying or -bought
1. (Commerce) to buy too much or too many, or more than one needs or can afford, of (something)
2. (Stock Exchange) to buy (stocks, shares, etc) at a price that is too high and is likely to drop

o•ver•buy

(ˌoʊ vərˈbaɪ)

v. -bought, -buy•ing. v.t.
1. to purchase in excessive quantities.
v.i.
2. to buy regardless of one's needs or financial means.
[1400–50; late Middle English overbiggen]

overbuy


Past participle: overbought
Gerund: overbuying

Imperative
overbuy
overbuy
Present
I overbuy
you overbuy
he/she/it overbuys
we overbuy
you overbuy
they overbuy
Preterite
I overbought
you overbought
he/she/it overbought
we overbought
you overbought
they overbought
Present Continuous
I am overbuying
you are overbuying
he/she/it is overbuying
we are overbuying
you are overbuying
they are overbuying
Present Perfect
I have overbought
you have overbought
he/she/it has overbought
we have overbought
you have overbought
they have overbought
Past Continuous
I was overbuying
you were overbuying
he/she/it was overbuying
we were overbuying
you were overbuying
they were overbuying
Past Perfect
I had overbought
you had overbought
he/she/it had overbought
we had overbought
you had overbought
they had overbought
Future
I will overbuy
you will overbuy
he/she/it will overbuy
we will overbuy
you will overbuy
they will overbuy
Future Perfect
I will have overbought
you will have overbought
he/she/it will have overbought
we will have overbought
you will have overbought
they will have overbought
Future Continuous
I will be overbuying
you will be overbuying
he/she/it will be overbuying
we will be overbuying
you will be overbuying
they will be overbuying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overbuying
you have been overbuying
he/she/it has been overbuying
we have been overbuying
you have been overbuying
they have been overbuying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overbuying
you will have been overbuying
he/she/it will have been overbuying
we will have been overbuying
you will have been overbuying
they will have been overbuying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overbuying
you had been overbuying
he/she/it had been overbuying
we had been overbuying
you had been overbuying
they had been overbuying
Conditional
I would overbuy
you would overbuy
he/she/it would overbuy
we would overbuy
you would overbuy
they would overbuy
Past Conditional
I would have overbought
you would have overbought
he/she/it would have overbought
we would have overbought
you would have overbought
they would have overbought
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