overgrow (overgrows, present participle overgrowing; past overgrew, past participle overgrown)

  1. (intransitive) To grow beyond one's boundaries or containment, or beyond the proper size.
  2. (transitive) To grow over; (of one thing) to cause (a second thing) to become overgrown (with or by the first thing).
    • 2008, J. R. Ward, Lover Enshrined:
      "If there is ivy overgrowing things, then we shall clean it up."

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