over·​grow | \ ˌō-vər-ˈgrō How to pronounce overgrow (audio) \
overgrew\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈgrü How to pronounce overgrew (audio) \; overgrown\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈgrōn How to pronounce overgrown (audio) \; overgrowing

Definition of overgrow

transitive verb

1 : to grow over so as to cover with herbage
2 : to grow beyond or rise above : outgrow

intransitive verb

1 : to grow excessively
2 : to become grown over

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overgrowth \ ˈō-​vər-​ˌgrōth How to pronounce overgrowth (audio) \ noun

Examples of overgrow in a Sentence

The weeds have overgrown the garden.

First Known Use of overgrow

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of overgrow was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of overgrow

: to grow in an uncontrolled way and completely cover or fill (something)
over·​grow | \ ˌō-vər-ˈgrō How to pronounce overgrow (audio) \
overgrew\ -​ˈgrü How to pronounce overgrew (audio) \; overgrown\ -​ˈgrōn How to pronounce overgrown (audio) \; overgrowing

Medical Definition of overgrow

: 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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