overgrow(redirected from overgrew)
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v. o·ver·grew (-gro͞o′), o·ver·grown (-grōn′), o·ver·grow·ing, o·ver·grows
1. To grow over with herbage or foliage.
2. To grow beyond or too large for.
1. To grow beyond normal or usual size.
2. To become grown over, as with unwanted vegetation or weeds.
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
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.
Past participle: overgrown
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|Verb||1.||overgrow - grow too large|
|2.||overgrow - become overgrown; "The patio overgrew with ivy"|
|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"