Definition of over-reaving in English:

over-reaving

noun

Prosody
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  • Scansion in which the metrical scheme is based on a complete stanza rather than on individual lines.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889), poet. Probably from over-reave + -ing, although the verb is first attested slightly later.

Pronunciation

over-reaving

/ˌəʊvəˈriːvɪŋ/