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overbalance

verb over·bal·ance \ ˌō-vər-ˈba-lən(t)s \

Definition of overbalance

1 : outweigh
2 : to cause to lose balance

Examples of overbalance in a Sentence

  1. He overbalanced and fell off the stool.

  2. She tried to reach the vase but overbalanced herself and fell off the stool.

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First Known Use of overbalance

1605

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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overbalance

noun over·bal·ance \ ˈō-vər-ˌba-lən(t)s \

Definition of overbalance

: something more than an equivalent

First Known Use of overbalance

circa 1659

in the meaning defined above

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Definition of overbalance for English Language Learners

  • : to lose your balance



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