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carb-loading

A dietary strategy involving consuming large amounts of carbohydrate-rich food, such as pasta, rice, potatoes, etc., as a means of increasing stored energy in preparation for a major athletic event (e.g., a marathon). An abbreviated form of the term "carbohydrate loading." While some have questioned whether it really helps one's performance, I still swear that carb-loading gives me an extra edge in big races.

carbo-loading

A dietary strategy involving consuming large amounts of carbohydrate-rich food(s), such as pasta, rice, potatoes, etc., as a means of increasing stored energy in preparation for a major athletic event (e.g., a marathon). An abbreviated form of the term "carbohydrate loading." While some have questioned whether it really helps one's performance, I still swear that carbo-loading gives me an extra edge in big races.

front load

To organize something (often a contract or itinerary) so that it is most productive at the start and tapers off during the duration. My agent front loaded my contract so that I would make the most money right now, in the prime of my career. Why did you front load our trip so much? I'm exhausted after three days of touring the city!
See also: front, load

carbo load

To eat large quantities of carbohydrates, as one would typically do in preparation for running a marathon. "Carbo" is short for "carbohydrate." You better start carbo loading now if you want to make it through the race on Saturday.
See also: carbo, load

load (someone or something) down

1. To force someone, something, or an animal to carry a great deal of weight. Make sure there's a train station near the hotel—we don't want to be walking across town loaded down with suitcases. We loaded down the truck with as much many barrels of oil as it could handle and got the heck out of there. Be careful not to load the mules down with anything you don't need on the trip.
2. To overburden someone with work, assignments, or tasks. I hate the way schools are loading students down with so much homework these days. You've been loaded down with way too much at work lately. I think it's time you took a vacation.
See also: down, load

load (someone or something) up

1. To force someone or something to carry or hold a very large or heavy amount of something. When I asked my friend for some book recommendations, she loaded me up with a whole stack of them. He went up to the table and loaded up his plate with a huge mound of food.
2. To fill some form of transportation with its intended cargo. Come in and eat your lunch once you're finished loading up the car with our bags. It looks like criminals had loaded the boat up with marijuana hidden in soup cans.
See also: load, up

load up on (something)

To eat or drink something until one feels full. We're going to be eating dinner soon, so don't load up on bread. The kids loaded up on soda before we left the house, so now everyone needs to use the toilet.
See also: load, on, up

carbo load

Consume a large amount of carbohydrate food, as in Karen began carbo loading three days before the road race. This term, a clipping of "carbohydrate loading," originated among marathon runners, who were advised to build up their strength before a race by eating quantities of foods like spaghetti. [1970s]
See also: carbo, load
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