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Meaning of OVERGROW

Pronunciation:  `owvur'grow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  grow too large for
  2. [v]  grow beyond or across; "The ivy overgrew the patio"
  3. [v]  become overgrown; "The patio overgrew with ivy"

OVERGROW is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: grow over, outgrow
 See Also: change state, grow, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*grow"\, v. t. [imp. {Overgrew}; p. p.
    {Overgrown}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overgrowing}.]
    1. To grow over; to cover with growth or herbage, esp. that
       which is rank.
             The green . . . is rough and overgrown. --Sir W.
    2. To grow beyond; to rise above; hence, to overcome; to
       oppress. [Obs.] --Mortimer. ``O'ergrown with labor.''
       --Beau. & Fl. [Usually in the past participle.]
  2. \O`ver*grow"\, v. i.
    To grow beyond the fit or natural size; as, a huge, overgrown
    ox. --L'Estrange.
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