~ Both these words (overweight – overeat) show that something is too much or was done too much.
Let me give you a few more examples of how we use these words in natural sentences.
“I can’t believe my team lost the league championship after we played such a great season. I guess we thought the final would be easy so we were overconfident.” = excessively (too) confident
“Some people have actually died from overwork! Remember to keep time in your life for fun too!”
Overwork is a noun in this sentence. It can also be a verb
“Work hard but be careful not to overwork.”
OVER can also mean COMPLETELY or totally
“I was overjoyed when I found out that I won a free vacation!” = completely happy
You may already know some common words that use this prefix.
Let me give you a few more examples of how we use UNDER as a prefix where the meaning is NOT ENOUGH
“I think that Batman vs Superman was a good movie. It’s underrated in my opinion.” I think it’s not rated high enough. People are unfairly judging the movie (in my opinion)
Undercooked, underqualified and underrated are adjectives
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