Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “overbid”

See all translations

overbid

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈbɪd/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ ( present participle overbidding, past tense and past participle overbid)
to offer more money than someone in an attempt to buy something, or to offer too much money in an attempt to buy something: They were overbid by a Japanese firm. The Commission felt the company were overbidding and gave the franchise to their competitors instead.
Translations of “overbid”
in Chinese (Traditional) 出價過高, 出價高於…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出价过高, 出价高于…
(Definition of overbid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of overbid?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “overbid” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More