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Old English ofersprǣdan, corresponding to over- + spread.
overspread (third-person singular simple present overspreads, present participle overspreading, simple past and past participle overspread)
- (transitive) To spread over or across (something); to permeate, overrun.
- those nations of the North which overspread the world
- 1913, DH Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, Penguin 2006, p. 289:
- Deliberately, and with a peculiar quivering smile, that seemed to overspread her whole body, she put her mouth on his.