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.
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How to use overbalance in a sentence
The certainty that his whole life hereafter must be one long act of treachery to Greif must overbalance everything else.Greifenstein | F. Marion Crawford
But if the elder brother had in one instance the advantage, still Henry had a resource to overbalance this article.Nature and Art | Mrs. Inchbald
Three sessions with a good record might overbalance the loss in public confidence this would incur.A Mixture of Genius | Arnold Castle
A little more and it would overbalance and carry the horse head over heels!Hopes and Fears | Charlotte M. Yonge
But Madame de Grandmaison and her companion were too well exercised in the gymnastics of gossip to overbalance themselves.The Golden Dog | William Kirby
British Dictionary definitions for overbalance
to lose or cause to lose balance
(tr) another word for outweigh
excess of weight, value, etc
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