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o·ver·grow

 (ō′vər-grō′, ō′vər-grō′)
v. o·ver·grew (-gro͞o′), o·ver·grown (-grōn′), o·ver·grow·ing, o·ver·grows
v.tr.
1. To grow over with herbage or foliage.
2. To grow beyond or too large for.
v.intr.
1. To grow beyond normal or usual size.
2. To become grown over, as with unwanted vegetation or weeds.

overgrow

(ˌəʊvəˈɡrəʊ)
vb, -grows, -growing, -grew or -grown
1. (tr) to grow over or across (an area, path, lawn, etc)
2. (tr) to choke or supplant by a stronger growth
3. (tr) to grow too large for
4. (intr) to grow beyond normal size
ˈoverˌgrowth n

o•ver•grow

(ˌoʊ vərˈgroʊ, ˈoʊ vərˌgroʊ)

v. -grew, -grown, -grow•ing. v.t.
1. to grow over; cover with a growth of something.
2. to grow beyond, grow too large for, or outgrow.
v.i.
3. to grow to excess; grow too large.
4. to become grown over, as with weeds.
[1300–50]

overgrow


Past participle: overgrown
Gerund: overgrowing

Imperative
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Present
I overgrow
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he/she/it overgrows
we overgrow
you overgrow
they overgrow
Preterite
I overgrew
you overgrew
he/she/it overgrew
we overgrew
you overgrew
they overgrew
Present Continuous
I am overgrowing
you are overgrowing
he/she/it is overgrowing
we are overgrowing
you are overgrowing
they are overgrowing
Present Perfect
I have overgrown
you have overgrown
he/she/it has overgrown
we have overgrown
you have overgrown
they have overgrown
Past Continuous
I was overgrowing
you were overgrowing
he/she/it was overgrowing
we were overgrowing
you were overgrowing
they were overgrowing
Past Perfect
I had overgrown
you had overgrown
he/she/it had overgrown
we had overgrown
you had overgrown
they had overgrown
Future
I will overgrow
you will overgrow
he/she/it will overgrow
we will overgrow
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Future Perfect
I will have overgrown
you will have overgrown
he/she/it will have overgrown
we will have overgrown
you will have overgrown
they will have overgrown
Future Continuous
I will be overgrowing
you will be overgrowing
he/she/it will be overgrowing
we will be overgrowing
you will be overgrowing
they will be overgrowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overgrowing
you have been overgrowing
he/she/it has been overgrowing
we have been overgrowing
you have been overgrowing
they have been overgrowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overgrowing
you will have been overgrowing
he/she/it will have been overgrowing
we will have been overgrowing
you will have been overgrowing
they will have been overgrowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overgrowing
you had been overgrowing
he/she/it had been overgrowing
we had been overgrowing
you had been overgrowing
they had been overgrowing
Conditional
I would overgrow
you would overgrow
he/she/it would overgrow
we would overgrow
you would overgrow
they would overgrow
Past Conditional
I would have overgrown
you would have overgrown
he/she/it would have overgrown
we would have overgrown
you would have overgrown
they would have overgrown
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overgrow - grow too large
exceed, transcend, surpass - be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"
2.overgrow - become overgrown; "The patio overgrew with ivy"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
3.overgrow - grow beyond or across; "The ivy overgrew the patio"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
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