[oh-ver-bur-dn-suh m] /ˈoʊ vərˈbɜr dn səm/
[biz-ee] /ˈbɪz i/ adjective, busier, busiest. 1. actively and attentively engaged in work or a pastime: busy with her work. 2. not at leisure; otherwise engaged: He couldn’t see any visitors because he was busy. 3. full of or characterized by activity: a busy life. 4. (of a telephone line) in use by a party […]
[oh-ver-bahy] /ˌoʊ vərˈbaɪ/ verb (used with object), overbought, overbuying. 1. to purchase in excessive quantities. 2. Finance. to buy on margin in excess of one’s ability to provide added security in an emergency, as in a falling market. verb (used without object), overbought, overbuying. 3. to buy regardless of one’s needs or financial means.
[verb oh-ver-kawl, oh-ver-kawl; noun oh-ver-kawl] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈkɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl; noun ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl/ verb (used with or without object) 1. Cards. to make an overcall. noun 2. Cards. a bid higher than the previous bid. 3. Bridge. a bid on a higher level than, or in a higher ranking suit than, the previous bid of […]
[oh-ver-keym] /ˌoʊ vərˈkeɪm/ verb 1. simple past tense of . [oh-ver-kuhm] /ˌoʊ vərˈkʌm/ verb (used with object), overcame, overcome, overcoming. 1. to get the better of in a struggle or conflict; conquer; defeat: to overcome the enemy. 2. to prevail over (opposition, a debility, temptations, etc.); surmount: to overcome one’s weaknesses. 3. to overpower or […]
[oh-ver-kuh-pas-i-tee] /ˌoʊ vər kəˈpæs ɪ ti/ noun, plural overcapacities. 1. beyond what is normal, allowed, or desirable. /ˌəʊvəkəˈpæsɪtɪ/ noun 1. the situation in which an industry or business cannot sell as much as it produces