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Definition of carbo-load in English:


[no object] informal
Consume a large quantity of carbohydrates, especially in order to increase stores of glycogen in the muscles before taking part in a sporting event: I went to this place a while ago, to carbo-load for the triathlon it’s not unusual for athletes to start carbo-loading in the week leading up to the race
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  • Around three days before the event start carbo-loading with the special products found in all cycle and sports stores.
  • Mornings, pace yourself on a spiderweb of trails through the Pisgah National Forest; after lunch, sit in on talks by Nike pros and carbo-load on fresh-baked bread in the dining hall.
  • The trout arrived firm and fresh, and thankfully the portion of potatoes was of a suitable but not excessive size, so that I was not confronted with enough spuds to carbo-load for a marathon.


1980s: from carbohydrate + load.

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