- 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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Examples from the Web for overeat
It's so easy to see people who are stressed start to drink and overeat and put on the pounds.How Top Chefs Stay Thin
December 15, 2009
She should not overeat on the supposition that she has to feed two persons.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
I overeat, I have indigestion, I go to a doctor, he gives me medicine.Indian Home Rule
M. K. Gandhi
That means, of course, that practically all Americans overeat.
And you don't need to overeat, and keep on doing it, just because you must eat.
"Well, he never did overeat himself, that I knew of," said the Bishop.The Lions of the Lord
Harry Leon Wilson
- to consume too much food
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Word Origin and History for overeat
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To eat to excess, especially habitually.
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