pave over

phrasal verb

paved over; paving over; paves over
: to cover (an area) with roads, parking lots, buildings, etc.
All this beautiful farmland will be paved over.

Examples of pave over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But historians, preservationists and genealogists contend that many graves, particularly those of African Americans, were left behind and paved over as the property was turned over to business and industry. Alexandria Burris, The Indianapolis Star, 22 May 2024 The entrance will be paved over for easier access and a Speedy Pass lane has been put in. Aaron Flaum, Hartford Courant, 2 Apr. 2024 The gardens of the houses had been paved over and there seemed to be more space for parking. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 30 May 2024 Catastrophic floods, including one in 1938 that killed more than 100 people and delayed the Oscars, prompted the waterway to be paved over. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 Today, the four plots slated for development, already owned by Cook, are largely paved over with parking lots. Jaime Moore-Carrillo, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10 May 2024 More recently, millions of acres have been paved over to build cities, some of them rising up virtually overnight. Richard Schiffman, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 Gone Wild: Most defunct golf courses get paved over. Rory Smith, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2024 Most defunct golf courses get paved over, but a number are getting transformed into ecological life rafts for wildlife, plants — and people. Cara Buckley, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2024

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“Pave over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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