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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overbook.
  • adj. Having had more seats sold or guaranteed then were available.

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Examples

  • W Bruce Cameron: Recently I arrived at an airport gate and was sadly informed by the agent that my flight was overbooked, meaning there were more passengers for the plane than there was room to put them.

    First Class | Impact Lab

  • They "overbooked" What they hell are they, an airline?

    Things that can only happen to me, they keep happening, only to me

  • Got a call last night from the engineer who is managing that remodeling project across the river -- he wouldn't be able to make this morning's meeting, as he was "overbooked" and could I take over as iron-fisted tyrant?

    SNAFU

  • Do you know that silly man was going to be 'overbooked'?

    Noble House

  • When we dropped off our bags at the counter, we were told that our flight was "overbooked" and that our friends at British Airways were looking for volunteers to switch to a flight that was

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  • However, I shall go one step further and say that Malta is "overbooked".

    timesofmalta.com

  • He just called me back to say they don't need me after all (the segment was "overbooked"), so I thought I'd share what I planned to say on the radio with you, Gentle Hit & Run Reader, lest my research be for naught.

    Reason Magazine - Hit & Run

  • Everything else is kind of lumped into the "overbooked" category that people say we see far too often in TNA.

    PWTorch.com

  • It's become fashionable, he added, to blame the radar system for aviation ills while ignoring other factors -- such as overbooked flights and a lack of suitable airports and runways.

    KCTV5.com - News

  • It's become fashionable, he added, to blame the radar system for aviation ills while ignoring other factors - such as overbooked flights and a lack of suitable airports and runways.

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