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carb

1
[ kahrb ]
/ kɑrb /
Informal.
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noun
verb (used without object)
to eat large quantities of carbohydrates before a major physical exertion in order to store up energy (usually followed by up): Some marathon runners carb up on spaghetti the night before a race.
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Origin of carb

1
By shortening of carbohydrate

Other definitions for carb (2 of 3)

carb2
[ kahrb ]
/ kɑrb /

noun Informal.

Origin of carb

2
First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening

Other definitions for carb (3 of 3)

carb-

variant of carbo- before a vowel: carbazole.
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British Dictionary definitions for carb

carb
/ (kɑːb) /

noun
short for carburettor
short for carbohydrate
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