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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Overgrow \O`ver*grow"\, v. t. [imp. Overgrew; p. p. Overgrown; p. pr. & vb. n. Overgrowing.] [1913 Webster] 1. To grow over; to cover with growth or herbage, esp. that which is rank; as, dandelions have overgrown the lawn. [1913 Webster +PJC] The green . . . is rough and overgrown. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To grow beyond; to rise above; hence, to overcome; to oppress. [Obs.] --Mortimer. "O'ergrown with labor." --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] Note: [Usually in the past participle.] [1913 Webster]