overspread is a verb which means to cover or become spread over an area or surface. This verb is often used in the sense of spreading something, such as a liquid or mark, over a surface or area. Its past tense is overspread, and the past participle is overspread.
1. A sheet of snow overspread the city.
2. The measles quickly overspread the whole village.
3. The stains overspread the carpet.
overspread is usually used with an object to refer to a process or something that covers and area or surface. It can also be used in both the active and passive voices. Common mistakes include mixing the verb with its past tense oversped.