Definitions

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  • v. To take over.
  • v. To crow over, as in triumph.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To crow, exult, or boast, over; to overpower.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To triumph over; crow over; overpower.

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Examples

  • She did not move, but she did not take his offered hand, and he let it fall idly by his side, while he tried to overcrow her with his bold eyes.

    The Proud Prince

  • Most of those who praised Prince Robert for his physical beauty would, no doubt, have so praised him if he had been as ugly as a monkey, but for once in a way the tongue of flattery could scarcely overcrow the truth.

    The Proud Prince

  • 'And suppose you had all this power,' I said -- for if I was afraid of father there wasn't another man living that could overcrow me -- 'don't you think you'd know the way to keep all the good things for yourselves?

    Robbery under Arms; a story of life and adventure in the bush and in the Australian goldfields

  • I conceive that his purpose must have been, not so much (according to the common notion) to overcrow the noise of the forum, as to _stand fire_ (if I may so express it) against the uproarious demonstrations of mob fury.

    The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey—Vol. 1 With a Preface and Annotations by James Hogg

  • Every nerve was strained to outdo each other in carving all thoughts into a fillagree work of rhetoric; and the amoebaean contest was like that between two village cocks from neighboring farms endeavoring to overcrow each other.

    Biographical Essays

  • ‘And suppose you had all this power,’ I said — for if I was afraid of father there wasn’t another man living that could overcrow me — ‘don’t you think you’d know the way to keep all the good things for yourselves?

    Robbery Under Arms

  • They’d ha’ perished sooner than let Brightling overcrow us.

    Puck of Pook’s Hill

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