• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Overtrade To trade beyond one's capital; to buy goods beyond the means of paying for or selling them; to overstock the market.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overtrade To purchase goods or lay in a stock beyond the means of payment, the needs of the community, or one's means of disposal to advantage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Overtrade ō-vėr-trād′ to trade overmuch or beyond capital: to buy in more than can be sold or paid for
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In literature:

There had been a season of overtrading.
"The Good Time Coming" by T. S. Arthur
A reaction from overtrading is general all over the world.
"Liberalism and the Social Problem" by Winston Spencer Churchill
Overtrading by means of borrowed capital.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
Business was largely extended, overtrading was the rule.
"Historical Essays" by James Ford Rhodes