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overweight

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nutrition, Measurement
overweighto‧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.
From Longman Business Dictionaryoverweighto‧ver‧weight /ˌəʊvəˈweɪt◂ˌoʊvər-/ adjective1HUMAN RESOURCESan overweight organization has too many people working for itan overweight monopolyThe company is considered to be overweight and overbureaucratic.2FINANCE if someone is overweight in a particular type of investment in relation to other investments they hold, they have more of it than is usual, or more of it than they should haveHe suggested portfolio managers be overweight in shares in electronics, machine tool makers and utilities.Most people were overweight in the dollar because they believed in a US economic recovery. opposite underweightoverweight verb [transitive]Economists at Merrill Lynch are advising clients to overweight their holdings of US, Canadian, and Australian dollars.
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