overeat

verb
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

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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Besides setting you up to overeat broccoli and miss out on pizza parties, the good/bad paradigm can lead to extreme, moralistically judgmental attitudes about food. Ellie Krieger, Houston Chronicle, "Here are the diet terms that make dietitians cringe," 19 June 2019 If the same is true for people, the finding could help explain our tendency to overeat. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "Sweet, fatty foods could remodel the brain to drive overeating," 27 June 2019 Besides setting you up to overeat broccoli and miss out on pizza parties, the good/bad paradigm can lead to extreme, moralistically judgmental attitudes about food. Ellie Krieger, Houston Chronicle, "Here are the diet terms that make dietitians cringe," 19 June 2019 Besides setting you up to overeat broccoli and miss out on pizza parties, the good/bad paradigm can lead to extreme, moralistically judgmental attitudes about food. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, "There’s no such thing as ‘bad food.’ Four terms that make dietitians cringe.," 5 June 2019 Being too restrictive and not listening to your cravings will also likely lead to overeating later on. SELF, "5 'Healthy' Things You Should Stop Doing, According to a Registered Dietitian," 17 July 2018 One of the easiest ways to incorporate red chili peppers into your diet is to add red pepper flakes to chicken dishes, pasta, pizza or other foods you may be inclined to overeat. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Foods that can suppress appetite, aid weight loss," 8 Mar. 2018 While certain foods trigger heartburn and nausea, the most common cause of GERD is abdominal pressure from overeating, being overweight or both, says Dr. Sheth. Jill Provost, Woman's Day, "End Digestive Problems for Good," 21 May 2012 Recent research has linked fructose (the sugar found in fruit), in particular, to hormonal changes that lead you to overeat, thus setting you up for weight gain and related health issues. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, "6 Major Myths You Need to Stop Believing About Sugar," 14 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of overeat

1590, in the meaning defined above

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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 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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