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English definition of “overbook”

overbook

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈbʊk/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
to sell more tickets or places for an aircraft, holiday, etc. than are available: The hotel was overbooked. There was no seat for me on the plane, because the airline had overbooked.Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostelsMaking bookings and reservations
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