from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To take reservations for (an airline flight, for example) beyond the capacity for accommodation.
- intransitive v. To take reservations beyond the capacity for accommodation: a restaurant that regularly overbooks for dinner.
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- v. To sell or guarantee more seats for for an event than actually exist.
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