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overgrow

[ oh-ver-groh, oh-ver-groh ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞gro蕣, 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢gro蕣 /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路grew, o路ver路grown, o路ver路grow路ing.
to grow over; cover with a growth of something.
to grow beyond, grow too large for, or outgrow.
to outdo in growing; choke or supplant by a more exuberant growth.
verb (used without object), o路ver路grew, o路ver路grown, o路ver路grow路ing.
to grow to excess; grow too large: When the vegetable overgrows, it tends to be woody.
to become grown over, as with weeds: An untended garden will quickly overgrow.
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Origin of overgrow

First recorded in 1300鈥50, overgrow is from the Middle English word overgrowen.See over-, grow
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British Dictionary definitions for overgrow

overgrow
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞伞r蓹蕣) /

verb -grows, -growing, -grew or -grown
(tr) to grow over or across (an area, path, lawn, etc)
(tr) to choke or supplant by a stronger growth
(tr) to grow too large for
(intr) to grow beyond normal size

Derived forms of overgrow

overgrowth, noun
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