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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overbuild.
  • adj. Having had excessive construction performed on a building or in an area.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having too many buildings.


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  • Describing Landesman as "our nation's nominal top funding dog," as one blogger did during the kerfuffle over the chairman's suggestion that the nation's resident theater scene is "overbuilt" meaning the funding is thin and artists aren't making much of a living, perhaps overstates the NEA's largesse.

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  • The prime minister told a City audience the US and Spain had "overbuilt" homes during the years of rising prices.

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  • What other cities really are "overbuilt" in the high-rise condo market, in comparison to Austin?


  • Our lungs are "overbuilt" and have a tremendous reserve volume compared with the amount of air we inhale when at rest.

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  • The Great Gazoo from Zatox, Canada writes: The core problem at the post-secondary level is that we have "overbuilt" our capacity in the university system, yet the expansion continues unabated.

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  • That's amazing when you think about it: 20 or 30 kilos of steel, rubber, leather and maybe some plastic "overbuilt" to such a high quality standard that it can reliably carry several or many times its weight for a service life unthinkable for most products.


  • Many of the changes involve lowering the "overbuilt" height of some flood-control features that are higher than needed for the project's expected lifespan of at least 50 years.

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  • What has been in dispute is just how "overbuilt" the housing market is now.

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  • He added that 17 homes would be "overbuilt" on the 6-acre parcel the applicant plans to put them.

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