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overwinter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
overwintero‧ver‧win‧ter /ˌəʊvəˈwɪntə $ ˌoʊvərˈwɪntər/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  HBLIVING/ALIVEto live through the winter, or to make it possible for something to live through the winter These birds generally overwinter in tropical regions.
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overwinterAround twenty thousand wild birds overwinter at Slimbridge.And ever since the birds have been coming to overwinter at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge.These are ideal for the amateur breeder or hobbyist who overwinter fish.These few are the remaining overwintering guests who are just waking up.Pests overwintering in stubble or soil are foiled by clearing stubble after harvest or letting the land lie fallow.We may find something wrong with her, items we need for overwintering in the ice.However, to be on the safe side, it is better to take cuttings in August to overwinter under glass.Some of the alders held overwintering white patches of woolly aphids on their gray stems.
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Verb table
overwinter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoverwinter
he, she, itoverwinters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoverwintered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave overwintered
he, she, ithas overwintered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad overwintered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill overwinter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have overwintered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam overwintering
he, she, itis overwintering
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you, we, theyare overwintering
Past
I, he, she, itwas overwintering
you, we, theywere overwintering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been overwintering
he, she, ithas been overwintering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been overwintering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be overwintering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been overwintering
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