intransitive verb-·bought′, -·buy′ing
to buy more than is needed or justified by ability to pay
verbo·ver·bought, o·ver·buy·ing, o·ver·buys
- To buy in excessive amounts.
- To buy (stock) on margin in excess of one's ability to provide further security if prices drop.
To buy goods beyond one's means or needs.
(third-person singular simple present overbuys, present participle overbuying, simple past and past participle overbought)
From over- +"Ž buy.