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o·ver·build

 (ō′vər-bĭld′)
v. o·ver·built (-bĭlt′), o·ver·build·ing, o·ver·builds
v.tr.
1. To build over or on top of.
2. To construct more buildings in (an area) than necessary.
3. To build with excessive size or elaboration.
4. To make more sturdy than would ordinarily be considered necessary.
v.intr.
To construct more homes, office buildings, or commercial complexes than necessary in an area.

overbuild

(ˌəʊvəˈbɪld)
vb (tr) , -builds, -building or -built
1. (Building) to build over or on top of
2. to erect too many buildings in (an area)
3. (Building) to build too large or elaborately

o•ver•build

(ˌoʊ vərˈbɪld)

v. -built, -build•ing. v.t.
1. to erect too many buildings in (an area).
v.i.
2. to build too many dwellings or commercial buildings in an area.
[1595–1605]

overbuild


Past participle: overbuilt
Gerund: overbuilding

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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