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tr. & intr.v. o·ver·fed (-fĕd′), o·ver·feed·ing, o·ver·feeds
To feed or eat too often or too much.
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Adj.1.overfed - too well nourished
nourished - being provided with adequate nourishment
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Those outside of the hut threw up two breastworks, into which they retired at a tolerably early hour, and slept like overfed hounds.
'You're safe from being overfed: You're sweetly picturesque in rags: You never know the aching head That comes along with money-bags: And you have time to cultivate That best of qualities, Content-- For which you'll find your present state Remarkably convenient!'
During that fortnight of anxiety Natasha resorted to the baby for comfort so often, and fussed over him so much, that she overfed him and he fell ill.
He wants the stick, now and then: it'll do him good; and his board needn't come very expensive, for he hasn't been overfed since he was born.
Margaret weakly admitted the claim, and another claim was at once set up by Helen, who declared that she had been the millionaire's housemaid for over forty years, overfed and underpaid; was nothing to be done for her, so corpulent and poor?
He was a disgraceful, overfed doormat of a dog; and when he waddled off to my cookhouse to be fed, I had a brilliant idea.
He asked himself who Keggs was, anyway; and replied defiantly that Keggs was a Menial--and an overfed Menial.
And what about the law that marks him still better - the pretty branding instrument invented by the overfed to protect themselves against the hungry?
Their prey are broken-down kings and overfed Bengalis.
He allowed his 'boy' --an overfed young negro from the coast--to treat the white men, under his very eyes, with provoking insolence.
As the overfed guests made their way from the dinner table to the exit, a tableau that would be called gluttonous if it wasn't so elegant intercepted them.
Of course in Westminster Palace our MPs and peers eat subsidised five-star cuisine, and food poverty is a mythical monster thought up by the overfed masses on the dole queues, and where to even whisper the words food banks would have you unceremoniously ejected to the strangers' bar.