overeat

verb over·eat \ ˌō-vər-ˈēt \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of overeat

overate play \ˌō-vər-ˈāt\; overeaten play \ˌō-vər-ˈē-tᵊn\; overeating
intransitive verb
: to eat to excess

overeater

play \ˌō-vər-ˈē-tər, ˈō-vər-ˌē-tər\ noun

Examples of overeat in a Sentence

  1. When I'm tired or stressed, I tend to overeat.

  2. because he watches his diet for most of the year, he feels free to overeat during the holidays

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First Known Use of overeat

1590

overeat Synonyms

Synonyms
gormandize, gorge, pig out, swill
Related Words
devour, glut, sate, stuff, surfeit, wolf; banquet, feast, regale; bolt, cram, gulp, guzzle
Near Antonyms
nibble, peck, pick, taste

OVEREAT Defined for English Language Learners

overeat

verb

Definition of overeat for English Language Learners

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


OVEREAT Defined for Kids

overeat

verb over·eat \ ˌō-vər-ˈēt \

Definition of overeat for Students

overate \-ˈāt\; overeaten \-ˈē-tᵊn\; overeating
: to eat too much

overeater

\ˌō-vər-ˈē-tər\ noun

Medical Dictionary

overeat

intransitive verb over·eat \ ˌō-və-ˈrēt \

medical Definition of overeat

overate play \-ˈrāt\; overeaten play \-ˈrēt-ᵊn\; overeating
: to eat to excess

overeater

noun


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