to pass, spend, or survive the winter: to overwinter on the Riviera.
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How to use overwinter in a sentence
In the winter of 1540, a Spanish soldier named Hernando de Soto led a colonial expedition into the region, and a local leader, Chikasha Minka, gave them permission to overwinter in the town.Centuries-old tools reveal how the Chikasha people fought off conquistadors | Sara Chodosh | July 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
Still, overwintering dinosaurs would have endured months of darkness, cold temperatures and even snowfall, Druckenmiller says.For some dinosaurs, the Arctic may have been a great place to raise a family | Nikk Ogasa | June 24, 2021 | Science News
Local fire managers confirmed that these were the same fires, prompting the researchers to wonder just how often fires overwinter.‘Zombie’ forest fires may become more common with climate change | Jonathan Lambert | May 19, 2021 | Science News
Year-one individuals overwinter differently from the older generation.
Some whales may also overwinter in the northern summering areas.Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska | United States Department of Commerce, Marine Mammal Commission
Eggs laid in autumn overwinter and hatch the next summer, from April to August, depending upon the species.
British Dictionary definitions for overwinter
(intr) to spend winter (in or at a particular place)
(tr) to keep (animals or plants) alive through the winter
(intr) (of an animal or plant) to remain alive throughout the winter
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