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overwinter

[oh-ver-win-ter] /ˌoʊ vərˈwɪn tər/
verb (used without object)
1.
to pass, spend, or survive the winter:
to overwinter on the Riviera.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; over- + winter; probably translation of Norwegian overvintre
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British Dictionary definitions for over winter

overwinter

/ˌəʊvəˈwɪntə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to spend winter (in or at a particular place)
2.
(transitive) to keep (animals or plants) alive through the winter
3.
(intransitive) (of an animal or plant) to remain alive throughout the winter
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Word Origin and History for over winter

overwinter

v.

Old English oferwintran; see over- + winter (v.). Related: Overwintered; overwintering.

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