Definition of overweight in English:


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Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈweɪt


Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəweɪt
[mass noun] Back to top  
  • Excessive or extra weight: surgical procedures for overweight
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    • Only two other comparable studies have examined later adult risk in relation to both childhood and adult overweight, and these used body mass index as a measure of obesity at both ages.
    • Growth charts, ideal body weight, and body mass index were mostly used to assess and monitor overweight.
    • Most people associate extreme overweight with extreme forms of the same behaviors as those that make the rest of us gain weight - eating too much and not moving.


Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈweɪt
[with object] (usually as adjective overweighted) Back to top  
  • Put too much weight on; overload: he toppled back like an overweighted mannequin
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    • Wallowing in the aftermath of such bereavements, she overweights her plots with aching losses.
    • Conversely, the overweighted ball is generally used to enhance shoulder strength and power.
    • A while back I discussed how the powers that be will do ‘whatever it takes’ to keep this overweighted barge afloat.

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