verb (used with object), overgrew, overgrown, overgrowing.
to grow over; cover with a growth of something.
to grow beyond, grow too large for, or outgrow.
to outdo in growing; choke or supplant by a more exuberant growth.
verb (used without object), overgrew, overgrown, overgrowing.
to grow to excess; grow too large: When the vegetable overgrows, it tends to be woody.
to become grown over, as with weeds: An untended garden will quickly overgrow.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English overgrowen.