transitive verb-·anced, -·anc·ing
- to throw off balance
something that outweighs or overbalances
verbo·ver·bal·anced, o·ver·bal·anc·ing, o·ver·bal·anc·es
- 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.
- To have greater weight or importance than: The idea's shortcomings are overbalanced by its strengths.
To lose one's balance.
Archaic An excess in weight or quantity.
(third-person singular simple present overbalances, present participle overbalancing, simple past and past participle overbalanced)
- Excess of weight or value; something more than an equivalent.
- an overbalance of exports