/ (ˈsuːpəˌsaɪz) /
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adjective Also: supersized
larger than standard sizesupersize fries
verb -sizes, -sizing or -sized (tr)
to increase the size of (something, such as a standard portion of food)
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for supersize
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Crafting humor for supersize egos can be a perilous, high-wire act.