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overbalance

[v. oh-ver-bal-uh ns; n. oh-ver-bal-uh ns] /v. ˌoʊ vərˈbæl əns; n. ˈoʊ vərˌbæl əns/
verb (used with object), overbalanced, overbalancing.
1.
to outweigh:
The opportunity overbalances the disadvantages of leaving town.
2.
to cause to lose balance or to fall or turn over:
He accidentally overbalanced a vase.
noun
3.
an excessive weight or amount.
4.
something that more than balances or more than equals:
An overbalance of imports depleted the country's treasury.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; over- + balance
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  • The yearly increase in population would more than likely overbalance the number transported.
  • It is the weight of the water in the buckets that causes the wheel to overbalance and turn.
British Dictionary definitions for overbalance

overbalance

verb (ˌəʊvəˈbæləns)
1.
to lose or cause to lose balance
2.
(transitive) another word for outweigh
noun (ˈəʊvəˌbæləns)
3.
excess of weight, value, etc
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