overfeed

verb
over·​feed | \ ˌō-vər-ˈfēd How to pronounce overfeed (audio) \
overfed\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈfed How to pronounce overfed (audio) \; overfeeding

Definition of overfeed

transitive verb

: to feed to excess

intransitive verb

: to eat to excess

Examples of overfeed in a Sentence

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And a pet peeve, a First World pet peeve, is going to fine-dining restaurants where their solution is to overfeed you so many carbs and starches! Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Getting Salty with pastry chef Mary Edinger of Table at Season to Taste," 23 July 2019 Similar to train travel, don’t overfeed your pet before flying. Rachel Rabkin Peachman, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Travel Safely With Pets," 25 May 2018 There’s many, many things that pet owners can do to show healthy affection without overfeeding. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Dr. Eric Mueller's tips for fighting pet obesity," 6 June 2018 Don’t overfeed before a long journey; a light meal a few hours before leaving can help avoid nausea during the trip. Rachel Rabkin Peachman, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Travel Safely With Pets," 25 May 2018 Lack of exercise, underestimations of ideal weight, and overfeeding cause plump pets, the report notes. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "One in Three American Pets Is Pudgy," 29 June 2017 Most grandmas are going to overfeed you, and that’s a good mentality to have at a place like Franklin. Kate Krader, Bloomberg.com, "Eight Things You’re Doing Wrong When You Go Out for Barbecue," 3 May 2017 Lack of exercise, underestimations of ideal weight, and overfeeding cause plump pets, the report notes. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "One in Three American Pets Is Pudgy," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of overfeed

1589, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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overfeed

verb

English Language Learners Definition of overfeed

: to give too much food to (someone or something)

overfeed

verb
over·​feed | \ ˌō-vər-ˈfēd How to pronounce overfeed (audio) \
overfed\ -​ˈfed How to pronounce overfed (audio) \; overfeeding

Medical Definition of overfeed

transitive verb

: to feed to excess

intransitive verb

: to eat to excess

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