oversubscribe

oversubscribe
v.tr. (usu. as oversubscribed adj.) subscribe for more than the amount available of (a commodity offered for sale etc.) (the offer was oversubscribed).

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\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ transitive verb
Etymology: over (I) + subscribe
: to subscribe for more of than is offered for sale

oversubscribe an issue of bonds

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oversubscriber, n.oversubscription /oh'veuhr seuhb skrip"sheuhn/, n.
/oh'veuhr seuhb skruyb"/, v.t., oversubscribed, oversubscribing.
to subscribe for more of than is available, expected, or required: The charity drive was oversubscribed by several thousand dollars.
[1890-95; OVER- + SUBSCRIBE]

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oversubscribeˈ transitive verb
To subscribe for (eg shares) beyond the number offered
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Main Entry:over-

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • oversubscribe — [ō΄vər səb skrīb′] vt., vi. oversubscribed, oversubscribing to subscribe for more (of) than is available or asked oversubscription [ō′vərskrip′shən, ō΄vərskrip′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • oversubscribe — transitive verb Date: 1891 to subscribe for more of than is available • oversubscription noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • oversubscribe — verb To subscribe to an extent that is greater than the availability …   Wiktionary

  • oversubscribe — v. enroll in excess of places available; subscribe in excess of what can be supplied; donate more than is asked …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oversubscribe — verb (T) be oversubscribed if an activity, sale, service etc is oversubscribed, people are asking for more places, tickets etc than there are available: Hostels for single people are normally oversubscribed …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • oversubscribe — o•ver•sub•scribe [[t]ˌoʊ vər səbˈskraɪb[/t]] v. t. scribed, scrib•ing to subscribe for more of than is available, expected, or required • Etymology: 1890–95 o ver•sub•scrip′tion ˈskrɪp ʃən n …   From formal English to slang

  • oversubscribe — /oʊvəsəbˈskraɪb/ (say ohvuhsuhb skruyb) verb (t) (oversubscribed, oversubscribing) to subscribe for in excess of what is available or required. –oversubscription /oʊvəsəbˈskrɪpʃən/ (say ohvuhsuhb skripshuhn), noun …  

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  • oversubscription — noun see oversubscribe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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