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

  • v. Past tense of overeat.

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  • v. Simple past of overeat.


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  • I remember I went out for Chinese and had no idea at that point, it was early on, and kind of overate a little bit, but the help with the nutritionist helped me correct what I was ...

    CNN Transcript Feb 29, 2004

  • Yes, as usual I overate, but I reasoned that it was for such a good cause that my body and doctor would forgive me.

    Jay Weston: The Saban Free Clinic Benefit a Huge Success

  • Start by blaming your mother: recent research suggests that your likelihood of obesity may be shaped by how much she ate during pregnancy (mothers who dieted or overate were more likely to have babies at risk of obesity later in life) and whether she smoked (smoking may suppress appetite, but it correlates with fatter offspring).

    Beating Obesity

  • In one study, as women overate and gained weight, they subsequently derived less pleasure from eating -- but they still continued to eat more.

    Lisa Turner: Don't Let Shame Be Your Dinner Date

  • During the course of losing three sizes, I overate on more than one or two or 10 occasions.

    Dayna Macy: My Top 5 A-Ha Moments

  • "My life was so stressful, and I was so exhausted that I overate," says Ms. Fisco, now 50.

    Second Acts

  • I didn't know Huckabee overate to fix the economy.

    Huckabee compares his obesity to Obama's spending

  • Our distorted thinking can lead us to build a monument to how disgusting or awful we are (the big hole), rather than just observing that we overate, and noting "Oh well, that didn't do anything but make me feel a little bloated and set me back a half a pound or so (the new road)."

    Jan Shepherd: On Cultivating Resilience

  • Like June and Anno, I overate, but it was worth it.

    Status Report

  • When she looks back now, Laura Auclair, 38, of Dallas realizes that one reason her weight hit 330 pounds was that she overate when she was under stress.

    Prize of gym membership opens door to new life


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