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Overgo

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Overgo To cover. "Wrie you in that mantle."
    • Overgo To exceed; to surpass.
    • Overgo To oppress; to weigh down.
    • Overgo To travel over.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overgo To pass over or through; go over; traverse.
    • overgo To cover.
    • overgo To excel; go beyond; surpass; exceed.
    • overgo To overcome; weigh down; oppress.
    • overgo To surmount; get the better of.
    • overgo To go by; pass over; pass away; disappear.
    • overgo To go to excess; be extravagant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overgo ō-vėr-gō′ to exceed: excel: to go over: to cover
    • v.i Overgo to go over: to pass away
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ofergān,

Usage

In literature:

And when the King saw him he ran to kiss him, and began to make such joy of him as none could overgo.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
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