overeat

verb
over·​eat | \ ˌō-vər-ˈēt How to pronounce overeat (audio) \
overate\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈāt How to pronounce overate (audio) \; overeaten\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈē-​tᵊn How to pronounce overeaten (audio) \; overeating

Definition of overeat

intransitive verb

: to eat to excess

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Other Words from overeat

overeater \ ˌō-​vər-​ˈē-​tər How to pronounce overeater (audio) , ˈō-​vər-​ˌē-​tər \ noun

Examples of overeat in a Sentence

When I'm tired or stressed, I tend to overeat. because he watches his diet for most of the year, he feels free to overeat during the holidays
Recent Examples on the Web Lectures/Learning/Meetings Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: FA offers free meetings for anyone in the community who may be suffering from overeating, food obsession, under-eating or bulimia. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Cupertino/Sunnyvale calendar of events for the week of Sept. 20," 14 Sep. 2019 The trick is to resolve those issues and adopt strategies to avoid overeating on the regular. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, "12 Ways to Stop Overeating, According to Experts," 29 Aug. 2019 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: FA holds free meetings for anyone in the community who may be suffering from overeating, food obsession, under-eating or bulimia. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Cupertino/Sunnyvale calendar of events for the week of Sept. 13," 8 Sep. 2019 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: FA holds free meetings for anyone in the community who may be suffering from overeating, food obsession, under-eating or bulimia. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Cupertino/Sunnyvale calendar of events for the week of Aug. 23," 23 Aug. 2019 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: FA holds free meetings for anyone in the community who may be suffering from overeating, food obsession, under-eating or bulimia. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Cupertino/Sunnyvale calendar of events for the week of Aug. 9," 9 Aug. 2019 Besides setting you up to overeat broccoli and miss out on pizza parties, the good/bad paradigm can lead to extreme, moralistically judgmental attitudes about food. Ellie Krieger, Houston Chronicle, "Here are the diet terms that make dietitians cringe," 19 June 2019 The company's website advertises the plates as a way to keep consumers from overeating. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Macy's pulls plates with "mom jeans" and "skinny jeans" portions," 23 July 2019 For depression, the physical signs include lack of energy, sleeping too much or too little, overeating or loss of appetite, headaches, unexplained aches and pains. Amy Chillag, CNN, "Why you should learn Mental Health First Aid," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of overeat

1590, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2019

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The first known use of overeat was in 1590

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overeat

verb
How to pronounce overeat (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of overeat

: to eat more than is needed or more than is healthy : to eat too much

overeat

verb
over·​eat | \ ˌō-vər-ˈēt How to pronounce overeat (audio) \
overate\ -​ˈāt \; overeaten\ -​ˈē-​tᵊn \; overeating

Kids Definition of overeat

: to eat too much

Other Words from overeat

overeater \ ˌō-​vər-​ˈē-​tər \ noun
over·​eat | \ ˌō-və-ˈrēt How to pronounce overeat (audio) \
overate\ -​ˈrāt How to pronounce overate (audio) \; overeaten\ -​ˈrēt-​ᵊn How to pronounce overeaten (audio) \; overeating

Medical Definition of overeat

: to eat to excess

Other Words from overeat

overeater noun

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