Definition of Overgrow

1. Verb. Grow too large.

Generic synonyms: Exceed, Surpass, Transcend



2. Verb. Become overgrown. "The patio overgrew with ivy"
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn

3. Verb. Grow beyond or across. "The ivy overgrew the patio"
Exact synonyms: Grow Over
Generic synonyms: Grow

Definition of Overgrow

1. v. t. To grow over; to cover with growth or herbage, esp. that which is rank.

2. v. i. To grow beyond the fit or natural size; as, a huge, overgrown ox.

Definition of Overgrow

1. Verb. (intransitive) To grow beyond one's boundaries or containments. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To grow over; (of one thing) to cause (a second thing) to become overgrown (with or by the first thing). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overgrow

1. to grow over [v -GREW, -GROWN, -GROWING, -GROWS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overgrow

overgraze
overgrazed
overgrazes
overgrazing
overgreat
overgreatness
overgreedy
overgrew
overgroom
overgroomed
overgrooming
overgrooms
overgross
overground
overgrow (current term)
overgrowing
overgrown
overgrownness
overgrows
overgrowth
overgrowth syndromes
overgrowths
overhair
overhairs
overhale
overhaled
overhales
overhall
overhalled

Literary usage of Overgrow

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster at the Commencement of the by George Hill (1877)
"... if the number of civil persons to be planted do not exceed the number of the natives, who will quickly overgrow them, as weeds overgrow the good corn. ..."

2. The Beauties of Ireland: Being Original Delineations, Topographical by James Norris Brewer (1825)
"The earth rises in wavy hillocks over its fallen enrichments, and matted trees and brambles overgrow the decayed walls. The description of these remains, ..."

3. Biblical Criticism on the First Fourteen Historical Books of the Old by Samuel Horsley (1820)
"The bramble and the thistle shall overgrow their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us ; and to the hills, Fall upon us. ..."

4. A Series of Facts, Hints, Observationa and Experiments on the Different by William Billington (1825)
"On the advantage of keeping plants free from the various shrubs, or herbage, that overgrow and exclude the light, (for air cannot be excluded) and prevent ..."

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