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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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