Definition of overbuy in English:



[with object]
  • Buy more of (something) than one needs.

    ‘the tendency to overbuy software’
    • ‘Be careful not to overbuy or underbuy your software.’
    • ‘The index is already fragile with profit-taking, as several blue chips have already been overbought.’
    • ‘What the brokers want is for shares to reflect their value, and if they become a little bit overbought, then that's no bad thing.’
    • ‘If you have overbought on lemons this Christmas, don't leave them to go mouldy in the fruit bowl.’
    • ‘At the same time, it reassures the customer that he is not overbuying, and allows him to quickly and easily evaluate how the product will solve his newly-identified storage problems.’
    • ‘I hate supermarket shopping because I so enjoy it, and overbuy!’
    • ‘But a consultant may learn you've overbought certain categories of inventory that aren't moving well.’
    • ‘During a bear alert the market is overbought and due for a sell-off.’
    • ‘The bond markets are oversold and equities are still overbought, despite the consolidation we've had.’
    • ‘The sad thing is, the compulsion to overbuy doesn't end with food.’
    • ‘The odds of that happening are good especially since the stock is so overbought.’
    • ‘The slump is attributed to a number of factors: sluggish economy, drop in crime, lack of an anti-gun crisis, overbuying in recent years, and customer dislike of red tape.’
    • ‘When the issue becomes overbought, the oscillator will reverse its direction.’
    • ‘Markets rarely become as oversold as they are overbought, even commodity markets.’