Meaning of “overbook” in the English Dictionary

"overbook" in British English

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overbookverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈbʊk/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈbʊk/

(Definition of “overbook” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overbook" in Business English

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overbookverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌəʊvəˈbʊk/ us

COMMERCE to sell more hotel rooms, seats on an aircraft, etc., than are available:

The hotel was overbooked.
The airline had overbooked and we were told we would have to take the next flight.
overbooking
noun [ U ]

Passengers resent being bumped from flights due to overbooking.

(Definition of “overbook” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)