overgrow

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Overgrow \O'ver*grow"\, verb (used without an object) To grow beyond the fit or natural size; to grow too large; as, a huge, overgrown ox. --L'Estrange.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Overgrow \O'ver*grow"\, verb (used with an object) [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; as, dandelions have overgrown the lawn. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The green . . . is rough and overgrown. --Sir W. Scott.

2. To grow beyond; to rise above; hence, to overcome; to oppress. [Obs.] --Mortimer. "O'ergrown with labor." --Beau. & Fl.

Note: [Usually in the past participle.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

overgrow

verb

1: grow too large

2: become overgrown; "The patio overgrew with ivy"

3: grow beyond or across; "The ivy overgrew the patio" [syn: {overgrow}, {grow over}]


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