AskDefine | Define overgrow

Dictionary Definition



1 become overgrown; "The patio overgrew with ivy"
2 grow beyond or across; "The ivy overgrew the patio" [syn: grow over]
3 grow too large for [syn: outgrow] [also: overgrown, overgrew]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To grow beyond one's boundaries or containments.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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