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verb over·grow \ˌō-vər-ˈgrō\

Simple Definition of overgrow

  • : to grow in an uncontrolled way and completely cover or fill (something)

Full Definition of overgrow

over·grewplay \-ˈgrü\over·grownplay \-ˈgrōn\over·grow·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to grow over so as to cover with herbage

  3. 2 :  to grow beyond or rise above :  outgrow

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to grow excessively

  6. 2 :  to become grown over

over·growth play \ˈō-vər-ˌgrōth\ noun

Examples of overgrow

  1. The weeds have overgrown the garden.

14th Century

First Known Use of overgrow

14th century

Rhymes with overgrow

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Medical Dictionary


intransitive verb over·grow \ˌō-vər-ˈgrō\

Medical Definition of overgrow

over·grew \-ˈgrü\play over·grown \-ˈgrōn\play over·grow·ing

  1. :  to grow or increase beyond the normal or natural size or numbers <when a scar overgrows into a keloid—Morris Fishbein>

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