pave over

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pave over

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

Word by Word Definitions

pave play
  1. : to lay or cover with material (such as asphalt or concrete) that forms a firm level surface for travel

  2. : to cover firmly and solidly as if with paving material

  3. : to serve as a covering or pavement of

  1. : set as close together as possible to conceal a metal base

over play
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

  2. used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

  3. used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


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