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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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used to say that the seller of something has accepted more reservations than there are places, tickets, hotel rooms, etc available
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overbooked[ˌəʊvərˈbʊkt] adj → surréservé(e), surbooké(e)
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