Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To buy in excessive amounts.
  • transitive v. To buy (stock) on margin in excess of one's ability to provide further security if prices drop.
  • intransitive v. To buy goods beyond one's means or needs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To buy excessively, especially to buy more than one needs or can afford.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To buy too much.
  • transitive v. To buy at too dear a rate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To buy at too dear a rate; pay too high a price for.
  • To buy to too great an extent.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From over- +‎ buy.

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