- simple past tense of overeat.
- to eat too much: If you overeat, you're bound to get fat.
- to eat more than is good for (oneself): The food was so tasty we overate ourselves.
Origin of overeat
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Related Words for overatesurfeit, binge, feast, pig, overindulge, gorge, scarf, gluttonize, gourmandize
Examples from the Web for overate
Historical Examples of overate
- to consume too much food
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Word Origin and History for overate
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- To eat to excess, especially habitually.
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