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From Middle English overcoveren, equivalent to over- +‎ cover.


overcover (third-person singular simple present overcovers, present participle overcovering, simple past and past participle overcovered)

  1. (transitive) To cover over.
    The floodwaters soon overcovered the little hill.
  2. (transitive) To give too much coverage (as for example on television).
    • 2009 May 3, Nicholas Kristof, “Bright Continent”, in New York Times[1]:
      You’ll never persuade me that we’ve overcovered the slaughter in Congo — our sin is that we didn’t scream enough, not that we screamed too much.