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synonyms for overgrew

  • beset
  • choke
  • deluge
  • inundate
  • invade
  • overflow
  • overwhelm
  • ravage
  • overgrow
  • overshoot
  • overspread
  • overstep
  • permeate
  • spill
  • surge
  • surpass
  • swarm
  • go beyond
  • run on
  • run over
  • spread like wildfire
  • well over

antonyms for overgrew

MOST RELEVANT
  • underwhelm
  • evacuate
  • lose
  • retreat
  • surrender
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How to use overgrew in a sentence

It was easy to recognise the steps of a staircase, beneath the roots, creepers, and brambles that overgrew them.
THE PIRATES OF THE PRAIRIESGUSTAVE AIMARD
Running rose-bushes, just leafing out into their fall greenery, overgrew the pillars beside her.
THE READJUSTMENTWILL IRWIN
He waved his hand in farewell and disappeared in the tall grass that overgrew the banks of the stream.
THE QUEEN OF THE SAVANNAHGUSTAVE AIMARD
The one which lived for the longest time became quite large and overgrew the stock of the wild hazel.
GROWING NUTS IN THE NORTHCARL WESCHCKE
Those details overgrew, if one may so express it, the original trunk of the story itself as fungi grow over the stump of a tree.
KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK AND OTHER STORIESIVAN TURGENEV
Ivy overgrew this; below a wide and ragged breach a pine had set its roots in the hillside.
FOESMARY JOHNSTON
Alas, it is shame that ever ye were made knight, to see such a lad to match such a knight, as the weed overgrew the corn.
LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, VOLUME I (OF II)THOMAS MALORY
Suspicion overgrew confidence, and the heart bristled with the nettles and thorns of fear and jealousy.
TWELVE CAUSES OF DISHONESTYHENRY WARD BEECHER
It showed no variation but of tint: green, where rush and moss overgrew the marshes; black, where the dry soil bore only heath.
JANE EYRECHARLOTTE BRONTE
Soon a tangle of briers and wild vines overgrew and netted them all into a close, impenetrable, luxuriant mass.
OLD-TIME GARDENSALICE MORSE EARLE
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