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overspread Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb spread across or over
    spread.
    • A big oil spot spread across the water
WordNet

O`ver*spread" transitive verb
Etymology
AS. ofersprdan.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Overspread; present participle & verbal noun Overspreading
Definitions
  1. To spread over; to cover; as, the deluge overspread the earth. Chaucer.
    Those nations of the North Which overspread the world. Drayton.
O`ver*spread" intransitive verb
Definitions
  1. To be spread or scattered over.

Webster 1913


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