Definition of overgrow in English:

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overgrow

Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈɡrō/

verb (past overgrew; past participle overgrown)

[with object]
Grow or spread over (something), especially so as to choke or stifle it: the mussels overgrow and smother whatever is underneath
More example sentences
  • Tunicates can overgrow sea scallops and mussels, and they may affect other species of clams and worms that live in the seabed below the tunicate colony.
  • Some colonies have the ability to grow beyond a small, initial hard substrate, and overgrow a particulate substrate.
  • My campagnola tangles with ivy that overgrows the fence.
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