overgrow

verb over·grow \ ˌō-vər-ˈgrō \

Definition of overgrow

overgrew play \ˌō-vər-ˈgrü\; overgrown play \ˌō-vər-ˈgrōn\; overgrowing
1 : to grow over so as to cover with herbage
2 : to grow beyond or rise above : outgrow
1 : to grow excessively
2 : to become grown over

overgrowth

play \ˈō-vər-ˌgrōth\ noun

Examples of overgrow in a Sentence

  1. The weeds have overgrown the garden.

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First Known Use of overgrow

14th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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Definition of overgrow for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

overgrow

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

medical Definition of overgrow

overgrew play \-ˈgrü\; overgrown play \-ˈgrōn\; overgrowing
: 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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