What does overgrow mean?

Definitions for overgrow
ˌoʊ vərˈgroʊ, ˈoʊ vərˌgroʊover·grow

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overgrowverb

    grow too large

  2. overgrowverb

    become overgrown

    "The patio overgrew with ivy"

  3. overgrow, grow oververb

    grow beyond or across

    "The ivy overgrew the patio"

GCIDE

  1. Overgrowverb

    To grow over; to cover with growth or herbage, esp. that which is rank; as, dandelions have overgrown the lawn.

Wiktionary

  1. overgrowverb

    To grow beyond one's boundaries or containments.

  2. overgrowverb

    To grow over; (of one thing) to cause (a second thing) to become overgrown (with or by the first thing).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Overgrowverb

    Etymology: over and grow.

    Roof and floor, and walls were all of gold,
    But over-grown with dust and old decay,
    And hid in darkness that none could behold
    The hue thereof. Fairy Queen, b. ii.

    The woods and desart caves,
    With wild thyme and the gadding vine o’er-grown,
    And all their echo’s mourn. John Milton.

    If the binds be very strong and much over-grown the poles, some advise to strike off their heads with a long switch. John Mortimer.

  2. To Overgrowverb

    Etymology: over and grow.

    Roof and floor, and walls were all of gold,
    But over-grown with dust and old decay,
    And hid in darkness that none could behold
    The hue thereof. Fairy Queen, b. ii.

    The woods and desart caves,
    With wild thyme and the gadding vine o’er-grown,
    And all their echo’s mourn. John Milton.

    If the binds be very strong and much over-grown the poles, some advise to strike off their heads with a long switch. John Mortimer.

ChatGPT

  1. overgrow

    Overgrow generally refers to the process or condition where plants grow too much or excessively, often covering an area densely or spreading uncontrollably. It can also refer to the excessive or uncontrolled growth or development of anything, not just plants.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overgrow

    ō-vėr-grō′, v.t. to grow beyond: to rise above: to cover with growth.—v.i. to grow beyond the proper size.—adj. Overgrown′, grown beyond the natural size.—n. O′vergrowth.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overgrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overgrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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