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1. overgrow

verb. grow beyond or across.

Synonyms

  • grow

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • shrink

Etymology

  • grow (English)
  • growen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. overgrow

verb. become overgrown.

Synonyms

  • turn

Antonyms

  • stay
  • heat

Etymology

  • grow (English)
  • growen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. overgrow

verb. grow too large.

Synonyms

  • surpass
  • transcend

Antonyms

  • tense
  • boil
  • open

Etymology

  • grow (English)
  • growen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word overgrow


1. Verb, base form
Though this organism normally lives in the oral cavity, it can sometimes overgrow and cause white lesions on your tongue or inside your cheeks.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Misaligned teeth do not meet properly so the teeth overgrow, causing painful ulcers of the cheeks and gums.

3. Modal
Teeth overgrow only if there is a medical problem preventing normal teeth grinding.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The trees also send out branches that overgrow the basic shape of the tree.

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