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English definition of “overtrade”

overtrade

verb [I]
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈtreɪd/
FINANCE, PRODUCTION if a company overtrades, it sells more products than it can make, or more than it can afford to produce: The company was overtrading and running a risk of collapsing.
STOCK MARKET to buy and sell shares too often: My broker was overtrading in order to make a higher commission.
overtrading noun [U]
(Definition of overtrade from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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