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overgrow

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
 : 
o=ver=grow

CIDE DICTIONARY

overgrowv. t. 
  •  To grow over; to cover with growth or herbage, esp. that which is rank; as, dandelions have overgrown the lawn.  [1913 Webster]
    "The green . . . is rough and overgrown."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To grow beyond; to rise above; hence, to overcome; to oppress.  Beau. & Fl.  [1913 Webster]
    "[Usually in the past participle.]"  [1913 Webster]
overgrowv. i. 
     To grow beyond the fit or natural size; to grow too large; as, a huge, overgrown ox.  L'Estrange.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

overgrow, v.tr. (past -grew; past part. -grown)
1 (as overgrown adj.) a abnormally large (a great overgrown child). b wild; grown over with vegetation (an overgrown pond).
2 grow over, overspread, esp. so as to choke (nettles have overgrown the pathway).
3 grow too big for (one's strength etc.).

Derivative
overgrowth n.

THESAURUS

overgrow

bespread, blossom, branch, branch out, brew, bud, burgeon, burst forth, cover, deploy, develop, disperse, expand, extend, fan, fan out, fill, flare, flood, flourish, gather, gemmate, germinate, grow, grow over, grow rank, grow up, hypertrophy, increase, know no bounds, leaf, leaf out, leave, luxuriate, mature, mushroom, open, open up, outgrow, outspread, outstretch, overabound, overbrim, overdevelop, overflow, overrun, overspill, overspread, overswarm, overtop, procreate, pullulate, put forth, put forth leaves, put out buds, ramify, reproduce, riot, root, run riot, shoot, shoot up, spill over, splay, spraddle, sprangle, sprawl, spread, spread like wildfire, spread out, spread over, spring up, sprout, sprout up, strike root, superabound, swarm, swarm over, take root, teem, teem over, thrive, tower, unfold, upshoot, upspear, upspring, upsprout, vegetate, wax, widen

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