overeat (v.) "to eat too much," 1590s, from OVER (Cf. over) + EAT (Cf. eat) (v.). Related: Overate; overeating.

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  • Overeat — O ver*eat , v. t. & i. 1. To gnaw all over, or on all sides. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To eat to excess; sometimes with a reflexive; as, she overate at the party and spent the next week dieting. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overeat — index overindulge Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overeat — [v] eat too much binge*, eat like a horse*, feast, gluttonize, gorge, gourmandize, overindulge, pack it away, pig*, pig out*, put it away, scarf*, stuff oneself*, stuff one’s face*, surfeit; concept 316 Ant. diet, fast …   New thesaurus

  • overeat — ► VERB (past overate; past part. overeaten) ▪ eat too much …   English terms dictionary

  • overeat — [ō΄vər ēt′] vi. overate, overeaten, overeating to eat too much or to the point of surfeit …   English World dictionary

  • overeat — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)i͟ːt[/t]] overeats, overeating, overate, overeaten VERB If you say that someone overeats, you mean they eat more than they need to or more than is healthy. If you tend to overeat because of depression, first take steps to recognize… …   English dictionary

  • overeat — UK [ˌəʊvərˈiːt] / US [ˌoʊvərˈɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms overeat : present tense I/you/we/they overeat he/she/it overeats present participle overeating past tense overate UK [ˌəʊvərˈeɪt] / US [ˌoʊvərˈeɪt] past participle overeaten UK… …   English dictionary

  • overeat — overeater, n. /oh veuhr eet /, v., overeate, overeaten, overeating. v.i. 1. to eat too much: If you overeat, you re bound to get fat. v.t. 2. to eat more than is good for (oneself): The food was so tasty we overate ourselves. [1515 25; OVER +… …   Universalium

  • overeat — verb it s hard not to overeat at one of their buffets Syn: eat too much, be greedy, gorge (oneself), overindulge (oneself), feast, gourmandize, gluttonize; informal binge, make a pig of oneself, pig out, have eyes bigger than one s stomach Ant:… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • overeat — intransitive verb (overate; overeaten; overeating) Date: 1599 to eat to excess • overeater noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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