overcrow

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t overcrow To crow, exult, or boast, over; to overpower.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overcrow To triumph over; crow over; overpower.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overcrow ō-vėr-krō′ to crow over, insult.
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Usage

In literature:

They'd ha' perished sooner than let Brightling overcrow us.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
We are not to be so easily overcrowed.
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
There is no overcrowing on their land.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Aug 8, 1917" by Various
They'd ha' perished sooner than let Brightling overcrow us.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
I, for one, was completely overcrowed by the impression of a bare and aimless existence, and could not even wonder.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
Not even Ritchie here could have overcrowed me then, for strength and stature.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
Indignation so great as to overcrow party interest may secure a conviction; nothing less can.
"Congressional Government" by Woodrow Wilson
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In poetry:

Thou drear November! in thy reign we saw
A press-blown clamour overcrow the law—
A secret conclave trample Justice down,
Beneath the shelter of Victoria's crown.
"November Findings--1862" by Janet Hamilton