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overeat

[ oh-ver-eet ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞it /
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verb (used without object), o路ver路ate [oh-ver-eyt], /藢o蕣 v蓹r藞e瑟t/, o路ver路eat路en, o路ver路eat路ing.
to eat too much: If you overeat, you're bound to get fat.
verb (used with object), o路ver路ate [oh-ver-eyt], /藢o蕣 v蓹r藞e瑟t/, o路ver路eat路en, o路ver路eat路ing.
to eat more than is good for (oneself): The food was so tasty we overate ourselves.
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Origin of overeat

First recorded in 1515鈥25; over- + eat

OTHER WORDS FROM overeat

o路ver路eat路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overeat

overeat
/ (蓹蕣v蓹r藞i藧t) /

verb -eats, -eating, -ate or -eaten (intr)
to consume too much food
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for overeat

overeat
[ 艒鈥瞯蓹r-膿t ]

v.
To eat to excess, especially habitually.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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