oversubscribe

oversubscribe

[oh-ver-suhb-skrahyb]
verb (used with object), oversubscribed, oversubscribing.
to subscribe for more of than is available, expected, or required: The charity drive was oversubscribed by several thousand dollars.

Origin:
1890–95; over- + subscribe

oversubscriber, noun
oversubscription [oh-ver-suhb-skrip-shuhn] , noun
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oversubscribe (ˌəʊvəsəbˈskraɪb)
 
vb
(tr; often passive) to subscribe or apply for in excess of available supply
 
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n

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