[ kahrb ]
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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 carb1
By shortening of carbohydrate
Other definitions for carb (2 of 3)
[ kahrb ]
/ kɑrb /
Origin of carb2
First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening
Other definitions for carb (3 of 3)
variant of carbo- before a vowel: carbazole.
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How to use carb in a sentence
“I had no sugars, no dairy, I had no carbs,” James announced with pride.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if you give up both animal protein and carbs, what are you supposed to eat?The Biggest Myths and Truths About Baby Making|Jean Twenge|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After their workout I suggest a meal that is high in protein, but no limit on carbs.When Is It OK to Cheat? The Pros and Cons of Cheat Days|DailyBurn|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those carbs need to be burned with cardio, or else weight loss will plateau.Dispelling the ‘Chronic Cardio’ Myth|Jason Fitzgerald|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First I cut out all fats, then all carbs, then practically all solid food.Are Britain’s Private Schools Breeding Grounds For Anorexia?|Emma Woolf|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for carb
/ (kɑːb) /
short for carburettor
short for carbohydrate
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