over·​weigh | \ ˌō-vər-ˈwā How to pronounce overweigh (audio) \
overweighed; overweighing; overweighs

Definition of overweigh

transitive verb

1 : to exceed in weight

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Examples of overweigh in a Sentence

proper food and sleep should overweigh all-night partying in your priorities
Recent Examples on the Web While many pollsters overweigh Democrats, Zogby keeps them even with Republicans at 36% and independents at 28%. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Dead heat: Trump and Biden tied at 46%, ‘long night’ expected on Election Day," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of overweigh

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Overweigh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overweigh. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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