Definition of overspread in English:

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overspread

Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈsprɛd/

verb (past and past participle overspread)

[with object]
Cover the surface of; spread over: a giant bramble had overspread the path
More example sentences
  • Between heaven and earth He separately placed in order men and things, all overspread by the heavens.
  • Minute fungi overspread the whole exterior, hanging in a fine tangled webwork from the eaves.
  • A wry grin overspread her lips as she found herself walking towards a small hut.

Origin

Old English ofersprǣdan (see over-, spread).

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