overeat

verb
over·eat | \ ˌō-vər-ˈēt \
overate\ˌō-vər-ˈāt \; overeaten\ˌō-vər-ˈē-tᵊn \; overeating

Definition of overeat 

intransitive verb

: to eat to excess

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Other words from overeat

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

Synonyms for overeat

Synonyms

gorge, gormandize, pig out, swill

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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

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Kids who don’t know when their next eating opportunity will be more likely to overeat. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Picky, picky: Strategies to get your kids (or yourself) to try new foods," 11 June 2018 Surely there must be more at play than just overeating high-fat and high-sugar sludge and avoiding exercise at all costs. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, "Americans are eager to hear obesity is not our fault. New research adds to the debate," 22 Mar. 2018 Try not to overeat, and avoid too much caffeine or alcohol. Tanya Mohn, New York Times, "5 Tips to Sleep Better on Your Next Trip," 31 May 2018 But, over time, eating foods that trick you into feeling full can lead to binging, overeating, and malnutrition. refinery29.com, "The Problem With Those Appetite-Suppressant Lollipops Kim Kardashian Is Advertising," 11 July 2018 The main concern with overeating fruit is its natural sugar. Markham Heid, Time, "Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?," 6 June 2018 That means the study probably overestimated food waste, although Pradhan says the study incorporated fluctuating body weight data that should at least partly compensate for many of the people who simply overeat. Prachi Patel, Scientific American, "The First Comprehensive Look at Global Food Waste Is as Bad as You'd Expect," 1 Aug. 2016 But, over time, eating foods that trick you into feeling full can lead to binging, overeating, and malnutrition. refinery29.com, "The Problem With Those Appetite-Suppressant Lollipops Kim Kardashian Is Advertising," 11 July 2018 But, over time, eating foods that trick you into feeling full can lead to binging, overeating, and malnutrition. refinery29.com, "The Problem With Those Appetite-Suppressant Lollipops Kim Kardashian Is Advertising," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of overeat

1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overeat was in 1590

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overeat

verb

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 \
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 \
overate\-ˈrāt \; overeaten\-ˈrēt-ᵊn \; overeating

Medical Definition of overeat 

: to eat to excess

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overeater noun

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