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overspreading

[ oh-ver-spred ]SEE DEFINITION OF overspreading

Synonyms for overspreading

  • causal sequence
  • contagion effect
  • dispersion
  • dissemination
  • domino effect
  • knock-on effect
  • slippery slope
  • sprawl
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OVERSPREADING

A sickly pallor was overspreading the handy-man's flame-colored visage.

I was anxious to have as much fruit as possible on a small surface, intending to keep the runners from overspreading the ground.

It was past eight o'clock, but the beauty of the soft June sunset was only then overspreading the misty heavens.

A thick, fiery vapor, coming up from the pit, has been overspreading our whole land and blighting half its glory.

In Europe, by the confession of many eminent public writers, heathenism is overspreading the land.

The charcoal in the fireplaces came from oak wood, showing that oak forests are overspreading the country.

He stepped upon a mound under the overspreading branches of a chestnut tree.

There was a glow of pride in her big child, overspreading her face, when it again met the eyes of the grave brown gentleman.

Besides, a fog has suddenly sprung up, overspreading the bay, so that the frigate is hidden from his sight.

And lastly: One week, for the overspreading of abomination and that which is determined to be poured upon the desolate.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to spread throughout," from over- + spread (v.). Related: Overspread (past tense); overspreading. Old English had ofersprædan "to overlay, cover."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OVERSPREADING

ripple effect

nounchain of cause and effect
  • causal sequence
  • contagion effect
  • dispersion
  • dissemination
  • domino effect
  • knock-on effect
  • overspreading
  • slippery slope
  • sprawl
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