overwinter
I. intransitive verb Date: before 12th century to last through or pass the winter II. adjective Date: 1900 occurring during the period spanning the winter

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  • overwinter — verb a) To keep or preserve for the winter. It is best to overwinter tender plants indoors. b) To spend the winter (in a particular place). Insects may overwinter in fallen fruit if it is not removed …   Wiktionary

  • overwinter — /oh veuhr win teuhr/, v.i. to pass, spend, or survive the winter: to overwinter on the Riviera. [1890 95; OVER + WINTER; prob. trans. of Norw overvintre] * * * …   Universalium

  • overwinter — o|ver|win|ter [ˌəuvəˈwıntə US ˌouvərˈwıntər] v [I and T] to live through the winter, or to make it possible for something to live through the winter ▪ These birds generally overwinter in tropical regions …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overwinter — o|ver|win|ter [ ,ouvər wıntər ] verb intransitive TECHNICAL 1. ) if plants or animals overwinter somewhere, they live through the winter there without dying 2. ) to spend the winter somewhere …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overwinter — verb (I, T) to live through the winter, or to make it possible for something to live through the winter: These birds generally overwinter in tropical regions …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overwinter — to keep over winter as with brood stock or to survive winter conditions …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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