Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To eat to excess, especially when habitual.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To eat too much.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To gnaw all over, or on all sides.
  • v. To eat to excess; -- sometimes with a reflexive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To surfeit with eating: generally reflexive: as, to overeat one's self.
  • To eat over again.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

Etymologies

over- +‎ eat (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The problem with a. getting up early and b. trying not to overeat is that by 11am one is very hungry, even if one had breakfast.

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  • If an unmarried mother of her first child is engaged as a wet nurse, she should not be "stuffed" or allowed to overeat, which is commonly the result of moving her from her lower life into more comfortable surroundings, or given ale or beer to increase her milk.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • That the actions that follow on the failure to comply with minimum sleep need are themselves aggressive, whether in relation to others ( 'more likely to sit and seethe in traffic jams, quarrel with other people') or to the self ( 'overeat'), indicates the impasse reached, personally and politically, when the body's and the brain's last bastions of unconscious processing are ignored in favour of the logic of round-the-clock alertness.

    'Insomnia: A Cultural History'

  • I tried not to overeat, which isn’t all that difficult because I really don’t like turkey all that much (another confession!) My mother’s homemade carrot cake presents a different story altogether, and I have been indulging my sweet tooth unmercifully.

    2008 November « Becca’s Byline

  • In terms of the typical definition of emotional eating, one will "overeat" as a result of feelings.

    EzineArticles

  • I am particularly fond of the bizarre or humorous Konglish phrases ones like "overeat", "walkers", and "Let's Dutch pay!"

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  • You want to create the plate that you're going to eat using your brain rather than impulses that lead you to naturally overeat, which is what happens when you're hungry and going in there five to seven times a day. "

    Lead Stories from AOL

  • Patients still drink, smoke, overeat and under-exercise, even after you tell them their genes put them at risk.

    USA Today to host Harvard webcast on genome project

  • Sure, if it helps keep your hunger in check so that you don't overeat when you finally sit down to a meal.

    Tips To Improve Your Metabolism

  • Parents unwittingly may be teaching their children to overeat or to eat poorly, he says.

    Heart-healthy eating can be easy as no pie

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