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Definition of overwinter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

overwinter

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈwɪntə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈwɪntər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overwinter
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈwɪntə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈwɪntər//
 
he / she / it overwinters
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈwɪntəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈwɪntərz//
 
past simple overwintered
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈwɪntəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈwɪntərd//
 
past participle overwintered
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈwɪntəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈwɪntərd//
 
-ing form overwintering
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈwɪntərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈwɪntərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] overwinter (something) (of animals, birds and plants) to spend the winter months in a place; to stay alive or to keep something alive during the winter compare winter
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overwinter