overgraze


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o·ver·graze

 (ō′vər-grāz′)
tr.v. o·ver·grazed, o·ver·graz·ing, o·ver·graz·es
To permit animals to graze (vegetational cover) excessively, to the detriment of the vegetation.

overgraze

(ˌəʊvəˈɡreɪz)
vb
(Agriculture) (tr) to graze (land) beyond its capacity to sustain stock

overgraze


Past participle: overgrazed
Gerund: overgrazing

Imperative
overgraze
overgraze
Present
I overgraze
you overgraze
he/she/it overgrazes
we overgraze
you overgraze
they overgraze
Preterite
I overgrazed
you overgrazed
he/she/it overgrazed
we overgrazed
you overgrazed
they overgrazed
Present Continuous
I am overgrazing
you are overgrazing
he/she/it is overgrazing
we are overgrazing
you are overgrazing
they are overgrazing
Present Perfect
I have overgrazed
you have overgrazed
he/she/it has overgrazed
we have overgrazed
you have overgrazed
they have overgrazed
Past Continuous
I was overgrazing
you were overgrazing
he/she/it was overgrazing
we were overgrazing
you were overgrazing
they were overgrazing
Past Perfect
I had overgrazed
you had overgrazed
he/she/it had overgrazed
we had overgrazed
you had overgrazed
they had overgrazed
Future
I will overgraze
you will overgraze
he/she/it will overgraze
we will overgraze
you will overgraze
they will overgraze
Future Perfect
I will have overgrazed
you will have overgrazed
he/she/it will have overgrazed
we will have overgrazed
you will have overgrazed
they will have overgrazed
Future Continuous
I will be overgrazing
you will be overgrazing
he/she/it will be overgrazing
we will be overgrazing
you will be overgrazing
they will be overgrazing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overgrazing
you have been overgrazing
he/she/it has been overgrazing
we have been overgrazing
you have been overgrazing
they have been overgrazing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overgrazing
you will have been overgrazing
he/she/it will have been overgrazing
we will have been overgrazing
you will have been overgrazing
they will have been overgrazing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overgrazing
you had been overgrazing
he/she/it had been overgrazing
we had been overgrazing
you had been overgrazing
they had been overgrazing
Conditional
I would overgraze
you would overgraze
he/she/it would overgraze
we would overgraze
you would overgraze
they would overgraze
Past Conditional
I would have overgrazed
you would have overgrazed
he/she/it would have overgrazed
we would have overgrazed
you would have overgrazed
they would have overgrazed
Translations
overbeite
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