• WordNet 3.6
    • v overeat overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself "She stuffed herself at the dinner","The kids binged on ice cream"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eating chocolate three times a month helps people live longer as opposed to people who overeat chocolate or do not eat chocolate at all
    • Overeat To eat to excess; -- sometimes with a reflexive; as, she overate at the party and spent the next week dieting.
    • Overeat To gnaw all over, or on all sides.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overeat To surfeit with eating: generally reflexive: as, to overeat one's self.
    • overeat To eat over again.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overeat ō-vėr-ēt′ to surfeit with eating (generally reflexive):
    • v.t Overeat ō-vėr-ēt′ (Shak.) to eat over again.
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In literature:

Hail, Gastronome, Apostle of Excess, Well skilled to overeat without distress!
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
These fashionable doctors habitually overeat and oversleep, I understand, and it makes them lazy.
"Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories" by Kathleen Norris
Whenever he overeats himself he sends for me; and pays liberally.
"Blind Love" by Wilkie Collins
On the other hand, to overeat is always a disadvantage in more respects than one.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Try not to overeat at any time, and thus undo the work that perhaps has taken you two or three days to accomplish.
"Diet and Health" by Lulu Hunt Peters
But you must promise not to overeat or oversleep.
"The Southern Cross" by Foxhall Daingerfield, Jr.
Individuals overeat, but not the population as a whole.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Don't overeat or overdrink.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
And you don't need to overeat, and keep on doing it, just because you must eat.
"How to Eat" by Thomas Clark Hinkle
A heavy parcel mail usually arrived the day before, and we had to overeat ourselves or dump.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison

In poetry:

Old Bumble Bee had lived on sweet
Till he couldn't help but overeat;
Miss Worm had measured her puny length
Till she had no longer any strength;
And Mr. Beetle was shocked to find
His eyes were failing and almost blind.
"Camping Out" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

Smokers have a gum that helps them quit smoking, so it's only fair that overeaters have a gum to help them quit eating.
Compulsion to overeat resembles addiction.
Your lifestyle could be driving you to overeat .
Some people may simply be hard-wired to overeat , brain scans show.
Americans overspend as they overeat.
The serving of carbohydrate is the one easist to overeat.
This means, those who consume diet food/drink, are more likely to overeat.
In fact, I almost never overeat Thanksgiving dinner, just so that I have more room for the dessert .
Don't let holidays be excuse to overeat.
Portion sizes affect a restaurant customer's likelihood to overeat.
What works is understanding why you overeat .
Maybe you overeat whenever your partner works late or when you have a difficult day at work.
The Secret to Never Overeat Again.
It appears that those that overeat have a lower neurological response to the consumption of delicious food.
Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the study showed that overweight and obese subjects who felt their efforts at work were not being valued were more likely to overeat while on the job.