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synonyms for overgrow

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

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  • underwhelm
  • evacuate
  • lose
  • retreat
  • surrender
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How to use overgrow in a sentence

They overgrow the dwarf stocks very strongly and thus do not have a very firm hold on the ground.
DWARF FRUIT TREESF. A. WAUGH
The epiblast would necessarily overgrow the yolk uniformly on all sides and not in the unsymmetrical fashion of the Selachian egg.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
How had this subterranean vegetation contrived to pierce and overgrow the summit of the country?
HISTORY OF THE COMMUNE OF 1871P. LISSAGARY
We could not help growing; perhaps we wished to overgrow; but is there no such thing as ungrowing?
IMAGINARY INTERVIEWSW. D. HOWELLS
It is to be feared that this new Madrid will overgrow all that is left of the old city.
THINGS SEEN IN SPAINC. GASQUOINE HARTLEY
He thinks that if the land is made rich, the superior grasses overgrow the bad grasses and weeds.
TALKS ON MANURESJOSEPH HARRIS
These will push out so vigorously in spring that if not held in check, they may completely overgrow and crowd out the buds put in.
NORTHERN NUT GROWERS ASSOCIATION, REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE FOURTH ANNUAL MEETINGVARIOUS
The trees do not come in bearing early, and are not suitable for dwarfing as they overgrow the quince stock.
THE PEARS OF NEW YORKU. P. HEDRICK
Genius grafted on womanhood is like to overgrow it and break its stem.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERGROW

  • beat
  • clobbered
  • drubbed
  • forayed
  • inroaded
  • lambasted
  • licked
  • massacred
  • occupied
  • overwhelmed
  • put to flight
  • raided
  • routed
  • swamped
  • thrashed
  • trimmed
  • whipped
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