overgrow

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verb over·grow \ˌō-vər-ˈgrō\

Definition of overgrow

overgrew

play \ˌō-vər-ˈgrü\;

overgrown

play \ˌō-vər-ˈgrōn\;

overgrowing

  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

overgrowth

play \ˈō-vər-ˌgrōth\ noun

Examples of overgrow in a sentence

  1. The weeds have overgrown the garden.

14th Century

First Known Use of overgrow

14th century


OVERGROW Defined for English Language Learners

overgrow

play
verb over·grow \ˌō-vər-ˈgrō\

Definition of overgrow for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

overgrow

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

Medical Definition of overgrow

overgrew

\-ˈgrü\play ;

overgrown

\-ˈgrōn\play ;

overgrowing

  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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