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"overbook" in British English

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overbookverb [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.
(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   us   /ˌəʊvəˈbʊk/
COMMERCE to ​sell more ​hotelrooms, ​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 ​flightsdue to overbooking.
(Definition of overbook from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “overbook”
in Chinese (Simplified) 超额订出,超额预订(机位、客房等)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超額訂出,超額預訂(機位、客房等)…
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