supersize

verb
su·​per·​size | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌsīz How to pronounce supersize (audio) \
supersized; supersizing; supersizes

Definition of supersize

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to greatly increase the size of (something or someone) : to make (something or someone) supersized food trends that are supersizing Americans Supersize it! That's the meaty mantra for fast-food chains this summer as they keep introducing larger, fattier and more outrageous sandwiches.— Rosemary Black Americans aren't supersizing portions just at fast-food restaurants, they're doing it in their own dining rooms.Food & Fitness Advisor … Fashion is out to supersize you. … Magnification of your top half is highly probable, and quite possibly (take a deep breath) even your bottom half.— Sarah Mower

supersize

adjective

Definition of supersize (Entry 2 of 2)

: extremely large in size Some experts blame ever-increasing portion sizes and the proliferation of tasty, high-calorie fast foods that make it all too easy to eat a day's worth of calories in one supersize meal.— Denise Grady Though the sun finally came out, the damage from the supersize storm will be long-lasting.Time for Kids [Louis] Kahn was an extraordinary man, with supersize talent, who left a deeply admired and profoundly influential architectural legacy.— Philip Kennicott

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Examples of supersize in a Sentence

Verb “I'll have the combo meal.” “Would you like to supersize it?” we'll have to supersize our contributions to our retirement fund
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Other financiers also found ways to supersize their retirement accounts. Justin Elliott, ProPublica, 12 Aug. 2021 Nearer term, Cerebras is hoping that enough companies will see a need for hardware designed to supersize all sorts of AI models. Will Knight, Wired, 24 Aug. 2021 Other financiers also found ways to supersize their retirement accounts. Justin Elliott, ProPublica, 12 Aug. 2021 Just ask, and the truck will supersize any of its burritos, from the lengua to the breakfast burrito. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Aug. 2021 Other financiers also found ways to supersize their retirement accounts. Justin Elliott, ProPublica, 12 Aug. 2021 Other financiers also found ways to supersize their retirement accounts. ProPublica, 6 Aug. 2021 Ungaro and his family want to supersize the restaurant next and create one of the largest dining establishments in the U.S., capable of seating 5,500 people. Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2021 Other financiers also found ways to supersize their retirement accounts. Justin Elliott, ProPublica, 24 June 2021

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First Known Use of supersize

Verb

1977, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of supersize was in 1876

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15 Sep 2021

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“Supersize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supersize. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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supersize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of supersize

: to make (something, such as a serving of food in a fast food restaurant) very large

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