- simple past tense of overeat.
verb (used without object), o·ver·ate, o·ver·eat·en, o·ver·eat·ing.
- to eat too much: If you overeat, you’re bound to get fat.
verb (used with object), o·ver·ate, o·ver·eat·en, o·ver·eat·ing.
- to eat more than is good for (oneself): The food was so tasty we overate ourselves.
verb -eats, -eating, -ate or -eaten (intr)
- to consume too much food
v.“to eat too much,” 1590s, from over- + eat (v.). Related: Overate; overeating. Old English had oferæt (n.) “gluttony; oferæte (adj.) “gluttonous.” v.
- To eat to excess, especially habitually.