overbalance


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o·ver·bal·ance

 (ō′vər-băl′əns)
v. o·ver·bal·anced, o·ver·bal·anc·ing, o·ver·bal·anc·es
v.tr.
1. To provide with more weight or quantity in one area than another: The coach overbalanced the line by putting more players on the right side.
2. To have greater weight or importance than: The idea's shortcomings are overbalanced by its strengths.
v.intr.
To lose one's balance.
n. (ō′vər-băl′əns)
Archaic An excess in weight or quantity.

overbalance

vb
1. to lose or cause to lose balance
2. (tr) another word for outweigh
n
excess of weight, value, etc

o•ver•bal•ance

(v. ˌoʊ vərˈbæl əns; n. ˈoʊ vərˌbæl əns)

v. -anced, -anc•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to outweigh.
2. to cause to lose balance or to fall or turn over.
n.
3. something that more than balances.

overbalance


Past participle: overbalanced
Gerund: overbalancing

Imperative
overbalance
overbalance
Present
I overbalance
you overbalance
he/she/it overbalances
we overbalance
you overbalance
they overbalance
Preterite
I overbalanced
you overbalanced
he/she/it overbalanced
we overbalanced
you overbalanced
they overbalanced
Present Continuous
I am overbalancing
you are overbalancing
he/she/it is overbalancing
we are overbalancing
you are overbalancing
they are overbalancing
Present Perfect
I have overbalanced
you have overbalanced
he/she/it has overbalanced
we have overbalanced
you have overbalanced
they have overbalanced
Past Continuous
I was overbalancing
you were overbalancing
he/she/it was overbalancing
we were overbalancing
you were overbalancing
they were overbalancing
Past Perfect
I had overbalanced
you had overbalanced
he/she/it had overbalanced
we had overbalanced
you had overbalanced
they had overbalanced
Future
I will overbalance
you will overbalance
he/she/it will overbalance
we will overbalance
you will overbalance
they will overbalance
Future Perfect
I will have overbalanced
you will have overbalanced
he/she/it will have overbalanced
we will have overbalanced
you will have overbalanced
they will have overbalanced
Future Continuous
I will be overbalancing
you will be overbalancing
he/she/it will be overbalancing
we will be overbalancing
you will be overbalancing
they will be overbalancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overbalancing
you have been overbalancing
he/she/it has been overbalancing
we have been overbalancing
you have been overbalancing
they have been overbalancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overbalancing
you will have been overbalancing
he/she/it will have been overbalancing
we will have been overbalancing
you will have been overbalancing
they will have been overbalancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overbalancing
you had been overbalancing
he/she/it had been overbalancing
we had been overbalancing
you had been overbalancing
they had been overbalancing
Conditional
I would overbalance
you would overbalance
he/she/it would overbalance
we would overbalance
you would overbalance
they would overbalance
Past Conditional
I would have overbalanced
you would have overbalanced
he/she/it would have overbalanced
we would have overbalanced
you would have overbalanced
they would have overbalanced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overbalance - weigh more heavily; "these considerations outweigh our wishes"
dominate, predominate, prevail, reign, rule - be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
2.overbalance - cause to be off balance; "It is not desirable to overbalance the budget"
account, calculate - keep an account of

overbalance

verb lose your balance, slip, tumble, tip over, topple over, take a tumble, lose your footing He overbalanced and fell headfirst.
Translations
يَفْقِدُ تَوازُنَه
miste overbalancen
elveszti egyensúlyát
missa jafnvægiî
netekti pusiausvyros
zaudēt līdzsvaru
prevážiť sa
dengesini yitirmek

overbalance

[ˌəʊvəˈbæləns]
A. VI [person] → perder el equilibrio; [boat, car] → volcar
B. VT [+ person] → hacer perder el equilibrio; [+ thing] → hacer volcar

overbalance

[ˌəʊvərˈbæləns] viperdre l'équilibre

overbalance

[ˌəʊvəˈbæləns]
1. visbilanciarsi
2. vtsbilanciare

overbalance

(əuvəˈbaləns) verb
to lose balance and fall. He overbalanced on the edge of the cliff and fell into the sea below.
References in classic literature ?
Should her brother's aimless footsteps stray thitherward, and he but bend, one moment, over the deep, black tide, would he not bethink himself that here was the sure refuge within his reach, and that, with a single step, or the slightest overbalance of his body, he might be forever beyond his kinsman's gripe?
Yet, for all his hardy sobriety and fortitude, there were certain qualities in him which at times affected, and in some cases seemed well nigh to overbalance all the rest.
In republics, persons elevated from the mass of the community, by the suffrages of their fellow-citizens, to stations of great pre-eminence and power, may find compensations for betraying their trust, which, to any but minds animated and guided by superior virtue, may appear to exceed the proportion of interest they have in the common stock, and to overbalance the obligations of duty.
Nothing had as yet occurred to shake Cocles' belief; the last month's payment had been made with the most scrupulous exactitude; Cocles had detected an overbalance of fourteen sous in his cash, and the same evening he had brought them to M.
The ancients were not always right in hiding -the goddess in a well; witness the light which Bacon has thrown upon philosophy; witness the principles of our divine faith -that moral mechanism by which the simplicity of a child may overbalance the wisdom of a man.
this particular mnemic stimulus at once overbalances its simultaneously roused predecessors and successors, and we perceive the face in question with concrete definiteness in that particular situation.
He catches at it, thinks he'll make sure of the contents of the pockets anyhow, in case he should be parted from it, bends right over the stern, and in one of these heavy squalls, or in the cross-swell of two steamers, or in not being quite prepared, or through all or most or some, gets a lurch, overbalances and goes head-foremost overboard.
The weight of the plant can sometimes overbalance them if you are not careful.
DOWN: 1 Escapee 2 Palomino 3 Edit 4 Jealousy 5 Kiss 6 False 8 Overbalance 13 Literate 14 Earthier 15 Twister 18 Scoff 20 Ales 21 Acts QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Caravan park 8 Mob 9 Ink 11 Inexact 12 Nylon 13 Met 14 Ewe 15 Verruca 17 Cut 19 Land 21 Ogre 23 User 25 Coma 27 Mrs 29 Starlet 31 Ask 34 Fad 36 Stern 37 Set sail 38 Eye 39 Cry 40 Electricity.
It was a magnificent delivery from the now injured Jacques Kallis, swinging late and forcing Ponting to overbalance as he unsuccessfully attempted to prevent the ball passing the outside edge of his bat.
It looks like he caught one of his crampons in his trouser leg, which caused him to overbalance.
If possible, he recommends those with an overbalance of stocks rebalance their portfolio.