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 Unlike people, layer chickens don’t overeat, so feed should be left out continuously. oregonlive, "How to keep chickens healthy and eggs plentiful," 22 June 2020 Many of these adults overeat in order to cope with their stress. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "In the know: Women in the news 1/6 - 1/10," 10 Jan. 2020 But keeping his gym visits a secret from Kate, who has been overeating while caring for baby Jack, will likely lead to problems for the couple. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'This Is Us' Fans Have A Lot of Feelings About Toby's Weight Loss in Season 4," 8 Oct. 2019 After that, post cheat-day remorse may lead to restriction, followed by overeating, and the cycle perpetuates itself. Diana Vilibert, Redbook, "7 Diet Mistakes You're Definitely Making," 20 Jan. 2017 Holiday dinner isn't your last meal, so try not to overeat. Alex Aronson, Redbook, "14 Influencers Reveal Their Holiday Fitness Secrets," 31 Oct. 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. 27," 27 Sep. 2019 Doctors at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences said Yadav died from overeating. Fox News, "Man in India dies during challenge to eat 50 eggs, report says," 7 Nov. 2019 Weekends here are 48-hour vacations made for wandering, overeating and soaking up sun. Vera Castaneda, Los Angeles Times, "Four Hours: Tour the San Pedro waterfront before its big makeover," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of overeat

1590, in the meaning defined above

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“Overeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overeat. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of overeat

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


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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