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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To provide with more weight or quantity in one area than another.
  • intransitive verb To have greater weight or importance than.
  • intransitive verb To lose one's balance.
  • noun Archaic An excess in weight or quantity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Excess of weight or value; something which is more than an equivalent; a counterbalance: as, an overbalance of exports.
  • To exceed in weight, value, or importance; surpass; preponderate over.
  • To destroy the balance or equilibrium of; cause to lose balance: often with a reflexive pronoun: as, to overbalance ourselves and fall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Excess of weight or value; something more than an equivalent.
  • transitive verb To exceed equality with; to outweigh.
  • transitive verb To cause to lose balance or equilibrium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To thrown (someone or something) off balance
  • verb intransitive To lose one's balance
  • verb intransitive To have an excess weight
  • verb intransitive To overcompensate
  • noun Excess of weight or value; something more than an equivalent.

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

  • verb cause to be off balance
  • verb weigh more heavily

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