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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.

carbo-load

To consume 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). While some have questioned whether it really helps one's performance, I still carbo-load before every big race.

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.
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carbs

A shortening of "carbohydrates," often referring to food containing them in large quantities. "Carbos" can also be used. No bread for me, thanks—I'm not eating carbs this week. You know, these so-called protein bars are very high in carbs.
See also: carb

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]
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carb(o)s

(ˈkɑrb(o)z)
n. carbohydrates. (Bodybuilding and dieting. Carbs is displacing carbos.) You need more protein and less carbs.
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carbs

verb
See carbos
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