[verb oh-ver-bal-uh ns; noun oh-ver-bal-uh ns]
- to outweigh: The opportunity overbalances the disadvantages of leaving town.
- to cause to lose balance or to fall or turn over: He accidentally overbalanced a vase.
- an excessive weight or amount.
- something that more than balances or more than equals: An overbalance of imports depleted the country's treasury.
Origin of overbalance
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Examples from the Web for overbalance
Not quite; there is one quicker, which you will discover some day if you overbalance at the top!The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
He is always heavier—why doesn't he overbalance the small child?Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
This trouble and delay may overbalance the supposed advantages.A Book for All Readers
Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Several times, I have known men to overbalance and fall into the pit.Life in a Railway Factory
"I'll speak," he said abruptly, causing the fat man almost to overbalance.With Wellington in Spain
F. S. Brereton
- to lose or cause to lose balance
- (tr) another word for outweigh
- excess of weight, value, etc
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