Words related to over-

overextend (v.)

also over-extend, "to take on too much" (work, debt, etc.), 1937, from over- + extend. Related: Overextended; overextending.

overfed (adj.)

"fed too much, fed to excess," 1570s, from over- + fed (adj.).

overfeed (v.)

also over-feed, "to feed to excess," c. 1600, from over- + feed (v.). Related: overfed; overfeeding.

overfill (v.)

"fill to excess," Old English oferfyllan; see over- + fill (v.). Related: Overfull; overfilling.

overfish (v.)

also over-fish, "to fish too much, so as to unduly diminish the stock or supply of," 1813, from over- + fish (v.). Related: Overfished; overfishing.

overflow (v.)

Middle English overflouen, from Old English oferfleow "to flow across, flood, inundate," also "to flow over (a brim or bank);" see over- + flow (v.). Common Germanic (Old High German ubarfliozan, German überfliessen, etc.). Related: Overflowed; overflowing.

overgraze (v.)

of grassland, "grazed too much," 1929, from over- + graze (v.). Related: Overgrazed; overgrazing.

overground (adj.)
"situated above ground" (as opposed to underground), 1879, from over- + ground (n.).
overgrown (adj.)

late 14c., "covered with growth," past-participle adjective from overgrow "to cover, overspread (with foliage);" late 14c., overgrouen, see over- + grown, and compare Old English verb ofergrowan. Meaning "having grown too large, grown beyond the fit or natural size" is attested from late 15c.

overgrowth (n.)

"exuberant or excessive growth," c. 1600, from over- + growth. Also see overgrown.

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