[ verb oh-ver-krop; noun oh-ver-krop ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈkrɒp; noun ˈoʊ vərˌkrɒp /
verb (used with object), o·ver·cropped, o·ver·crop·ping.
verb (used without object), o·ver·cropped, o·ver·crop·ping.
to produce a crop in excess of what is permitted, agreed on, or normally required, especially in an attempt to gain added profits by circumventing government regulations.
a mark of identification on cattle, which is made by cutting a piece from the upper margin of the ear.
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Example sentences from the Web for overcrop
The soil is muteear, but has in many parts become impaired by over-cropping.A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II|William Sleeman
British Dictionary definitions for overcrop
/ (ˌəʊvəˈkrɒp) /
verb -crops, -cropping or -cropped
(tr) to exhaust (land) by excessive cultivation
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