Definition of overtrade in English:


intransitive verb

[no object]
  • Engage in more business than can be supported by the market or by the funds or resources available.

    ‘Also, managers might overtrade to generate soft dollars.’
    • ‘A series of prosperous years almost necessarily produces overtrading.’
    • ‘You can lose money on commissions by overtrading and making even worse investments.’
    • ‘Paying excessive attention to the current price will often result in overtrading as well.’
    • ‘For us overtrading would be almost worse than doing no business at all because we can't compromise our service level.’



/ˌōvərˈtrād/ /ˌoʊvərˈtreɪd/