overspread

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English overspreden, from Old English ofersprǣdan; equivalent to over- +‎ spread. Cognate with Dutch overspreiden (to overspread), German überspreiten (to overspread).

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overspread (third-person singular simple present overspreads, present participle overspreading, simple past and past participle overspread)

  1. (transitive) To spread over or across (something); cover over; be scattered over; permeate, overrun.
    Synonym: bespread
  2. (intransitive) To be spread or scattered about. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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