Overgrew
Overgrow O`ver*grow", v. t. [imp. {Overgrew}; p. p. {Overgrown}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overgrowing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To grow over; to cover with growth or herbage, esp. that which is rank; as, dandelions have overgrown the lawn. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The green . . . is rough and overgrown. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To grow beyond; to rise above; hence, to overcome; to oppress. [Obs.] --Mortimer. ``O'ergrown with labor.'' --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

Note: [Usually in the past participle.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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