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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverweighto‧ver‧weight /ˌəʊvəˈweɪt◂ $ ˌoʊvər-/ ●●○ adjective  1 DFNFAT someone who is overweight is too heavy and fatunderweight10 kilos/20 pounds etc overweight Sally was 50 pounds overweight. He is slightly overweight.see thesaurus at fat2 TMHEAVY something such as a package that is overweight weighs more than it is supposed to weighunderweight My luggage was overweight by five kilos.COLLOCATIONSadverbsslightly overweight/a little overweight (also a bit overweight)He was tall and slightly overweight.He’s a bit overweight, not too much.seriously/heavily overweight (=very overweight)Being seriously overweight doubles the risk of heart disease.grossly overweight disapproving (=extremely overweight)The vet said the dog was grossly overweight and that it was affecting his heart.be 5 kilos/20 pounds etc overweightI’m about 15 pounds overweight right now.
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overweightIf you are female and less than one stone overweight.It can often arise even when people are a mere few pounds overweight.I'm 15 pounds overweight.My mother is about 50 pounds overweight.He says he's a ton overweight.I am very well aware of the sensitivity of anyone who is overweight.This sets a bad example to teenagers, many of whom are overweight and eat too much junk food.The doctor said I was slightly overweight and that I needed more exercise.People who are grossly overweight are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure.Five feet six, he was overweight for his height and his body resembled a large turnip in shape.overweight luggageMelissa Kirk Berkeley For the record, I am an overweight male or, if you prefer, a fat guy.The majority of overweight people who diet tend to gain the weight back within a few years.Suddenly this flabby and overweight woman decided to do what younger and more athletic daredevils had shrunk from doing.