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overbuild

[oh-ver-bild] /ˌoʊ vərˈbɪld/
verb (used with object), overbuilt, overbuilding.
1.
to erect too many buildings in (an area).
2.
to cover or surmount with a building or structure.
3.
to build (a structure) on too great or elaborate a scale.
verb (used without object), overbuilt, overbuilding.
4.
to erect too many buildings in an area.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; over- + build
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British Dictionary definitions for overbuild

overbuild

/ˌəʊvəˈbɪld/
verb (transitive) -builds, -building, -built
1.
to build over or on top of
2.
to erect too many buildings in (an area)
3.
to build too large or elaborately
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