Overbook



[oh-ver-boo k] /ˌoʊ vərˈbʊk/

verb (used with object)
1.
to accept reservations for in excess of the number that can be accommodated:
The airline routinely overbooks its flights so as to fill its planes even if there are last-minute cancellations.
verb (used without object)
2.
to accept reservations in excess of the number that can be accommodated:
If the hotel has overbooked, some of the conventioners won’t have a place to stay.
/ˈəʊvəˌbuːk/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make more reservations than there are places, tickets, hotel rooms, etc, available
v.

“to sell more tickets than there are seats,” 1903, from over- + book (v.); originally in reference to theaters. Related: Overbooked; overbooking.

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