over bidding

overbid

[v. oh-ver-bid; n. oh-ver-bid]
verb (used with object), overbid, overbidding.
1.
to bid more than the value of (a thing): to overbid one's cards.
2.
to outbid: She overbid him for the painting.
verb (used without object), overbid, overbidding.
3.
to bid more than the actual value or worth: a tendency to overbid at auctions; to overbid at bridge.
noun
4.
a higher bid.

Origin:
1610–20; over- + bid1

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overbid
 
vb , -bids, -bidding, -bid, -bidden, -bid
1.  (intr) bridge to bid for more tricks than one can expect to win
2.  to bid more than the value of (something)
 
n
3.  a bid higher than someone else's bid

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