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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.
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overbalance

vb
1. to lose or cause to lose balance
2. (tr) another word for outweigh
n
excess of weight, value, etc
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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overbalance

verb lose your balance, slip, tumble, tip over, topple over, take a tumble, lose your footing He overbalanced and fell headfirst.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

overbalance

[ˌəʊvərˈbæləns] viperdre l'équilibre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

overbalance

[ˌəʊvəˈbæləns]
1. visbilanciarsi
2. vtsbilanciare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

overbalance

(əuvəˈbaləns) verb
to lose balance and fall. He overbalanced on the edge of the cliff and fell into the sea below.
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References in classic literature ?
Upon longer acquaintance, however, and more intimate conversation, this worthy man saw infirmities in the tutor, which he could have wished him to have been without; though as those seemed greatly overbalanced by his good qualities, they did not incline Mr Allworthy to part with him: nor would they indeed have justified such a proceeding; for the reader is greatly mistaken, if he conceives that Thwackum appeared to Mr Allworthy in the same light as he doth to him in this history; and he is as much deceived, if he imagines that the most intimate acquaintance which he himself could have had with that divine, would have informed him of those things which we, from our inspiration, are enabled to open and discover.
Yet she liked her thoughts: a vigorous young mind not overbalanced by passion, finds a good in making acquaintance with life, and watches its own powers with interest.
Their meagre physical experiences, plus their meagre intellectual experiences, made a negative sum so vast that it overbalanced their wholesome morality and healthful sports.
The ape-man had acted so quickly that he had been unable to prepare himself to withstand the strain and shock of Numa's great weight upon the rope, and so it was that though the rope stopped the beast before his mighty talons could fasten themselves in the flesh of the black, the strain overbalanced Tarzan, who came tumbling to the ground not six paces from the infuriated animal.
But, sir, I think that the pleasure of cursing the House of Hanover, and drinking King James's health, are amply overbalanced by three hundred pounds a year."
Clinging desperately to the fellow she surged backward with all her weight and strength with the result that she overbalanced him and sent him sprawling to the pavement upon his back.
Having formed this resolution, I immediately set to work to accomplish it, I might possibly have been induced to wax cool upon it afterwards, or perhaps to keep weighing the pros and cons in my mind till the latter overbalanced the former, and I was driven to relinquish the project altogether, or delay the execution of it to an indefinite period, had not something occurred to confirm me in that determination, to which I still adhere, which I still think I did well to form, and shall do better to execute.
Reaching to pluck a flower, she became slightly overbalanced, and in trying to avoid crushing other plants, she fell in such a manner that her hip was broken.
Christine Woods, 71, of Cedarway, Bollington, had been visiting her 94-year-old aunt elsewhere in the town and was walking home when she overbalanced while crossing Henshall Road at around 5.30pm on Saturday, December 29.
Remember the video footage last year when we watched, with bated breath, as a small boy who had overbalanced was dangling precariously from a fourth-floor balcony in Paris?
"Rather, I am satisfied this was a simple but tragic fall; she simply overbalanced, probably in part because she was sitting on a mattress as opposed to a firm surface and underestimated the amount of give beneath her body.
"I have been through very sad times and had to get through them, but I have had far more really happy times which overbalanced them," she says.