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tr.v. o·ver·spread, o·ver·spread·ing, o·ver·spreads
To spread or extend over the surface of: Dark clouds are overspreading the sky.
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to spread across or over (something)
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v.t. -spread, -spread•ing.
to spread or diffuse over: A smile overspread her face.
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Past participle: overspread
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|Verb||1.||overspread - spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"|
cover, extend, continue - span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
transgress - spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline; "The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island"
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