supersize

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supersize

larger than average or standard sizes; huge; to greatly increase size, amount, or extent of
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su·per·size

 (so͞o′pər-sīz′)
tr.v. su·per·sized, su·per·siz·ing, su·per·siz·es
1. To order (a portion of food) in the largest amount offered, especially at a fast-food restaurant.
2. To enlarge (something) to an unusual or remarkable degree: "a $20 million renovation that supersized the playhouse in everything from backstage space to the size of its season" (Phil Gallo).
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supersize

(ˈsuːpəˌsaɪz)
adj
(Cookery) larger than standard size: supersize fries.
vb (tr) , -sizes, -sizing or -sized
(Cookery) to increase the size of (something, such as a standard portion of food)
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Translations

supersize

[ˈsuːpərsaɪz] supersized [ˈsuːpərsaɪzd] adj [portion, order] → géant(e)
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supersize

nRiesenformat nt, → Übergröße f
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The tea experiment features in the third episode of Heston's Fantastical Food series, in which he supersizes ordinary foods like biscuits and breakfast.
And he revealed John Lewis are taking more orders for made-to-measure school uniforms because supersizes were not available off the peg.
HIGH Street shops are having to stock supersize clothes for today's fat kids.
For the first time in its history, this year's Paris ready-to-wear show features "supersizes" for women who are not as willowy as the supermodels that stalk the catwalks.
"One out of six French women now wear supersizes," explained Daniel Hajlblum, who is organising the new addition to the annual four-day show opening on September 4.