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

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 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 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 Lectures/Learning/Meetings Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: FA offers 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. 20," 14 Sep. 2019 The trick is to resolve those issues and adopt strategies to avoid overeating on the regular. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, "12 Ways to Stop Overeating, According to Experts," 29 Aug. 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. 13," 8 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of overeat

1590, in the meaning defined above

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“Overeat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overeater?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=o&file=overea04. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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overeat

verb
How to pronounce overeat (audio)

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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