overeat

verb over·eat \ ˌō-vər-ˈēt \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of overeat

overate play \ˌō-vər-ˈāt\; overeaten play \ˌō-vər-ˈē-tᵊn\; overeating
: 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

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overeat Synonyms

Synonyms

gorge, gormandize, pig out, swill;

Near Antonyms

nibble, peck, pick, taste;

Phrases

load up on;


OVEREAT Defined for English Language Learners

overeat

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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