Overgrow

Definition of Overgrow

O`ver`grow´
v. t.1.To grow over; to cover with growth or herbage, esp. that which is rank; as, dandelions have overgrown the lawn.
The green . . . is rough and overgrown.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.To grow beyond; to rise above; hence, to overcome; to oppress.
v. i.1.To grow beyond the fit or natural size; to grow too large; as, a huge, overgrown ox.

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