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Cover the surface of; spread over.‘a giant bramble had overspread the path’
- ‘A wry grin overspread her lips as she found herself walking towards a small hut.’
- ‘Minute fungi overspread the whole exterior, hanging in a fine tangled webwork from the eaves.’
- ‘The wind battered the stable and brought down dead matter from the oak that overspread it.’
- ‘The sky of the plant was overspread with smoke of the burning tires and furniture.’
- ‘Between heaven and earth He separately placed in order men and things, all overspread by the heavens.’
Old English ofersprǣdan (see over-, spread).
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