- a carburetor.
Origin of carb1
First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening
- 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.
Origin of carb2
by shortening of carbohydrate
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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
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First I cut out all fats, then all carbs, then practically all solid food.Are Britain’s Private Schools Breeding Grounds For Anorexia?
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And then there are the effects of carbs on exercise and sport performance and adaptation.Carbs 101: The Truth About Carbohydrates
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Word Origin and History for carbs
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