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v. o·ver·booked, o·ver·book·ing, o·ver·books
To take reservations for (an airline flight, for example) beyond the capacity for accommodation.
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.
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(tr) to make more reservations for (a flight, hotel, etc) than there is room
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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.
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Past participle: overbooked
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overbook[ˌəʊvəˈbʊk] VT → sobrecontratar
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