From (etyl) overgon, from (etyl) .
(obsolete) To pass (a figurative barrier); to transgress.
*1882 , John Payne, trans., The Thousand Nights and One Night , vol 3:
*:How many an one in its vanities hath gloried and taken pride, / Till froward and arrogant thus he grew and did all bounds o'ergo !
*1818 , John Keats, Endymion , II:
*:He did not rave, he did not stare aghast, / For all those visions were o'ergone , and past [...].
To spread across (something); to overrun.
To go over, move over the top of, travel across the surface of; to traverse, travel through.
*1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.iii:
*:forward rode, and kept her readie way / Along the strond, which as she ouer-went , / She saw bestrowed all with rich aray / Of pearles and pretious stones of great assay [...].
*1625 , Francis Bacon, The Praise of Knowledge :
*:The fixed stars overgo Saturn, and so in them and all the rest, all is but one motion, and the nearer the earth the slower – a motion also whereof air and water do participate, though much interrupted.
To go beyond; to exceed, surpass.
*1597 , William Shakespeare, Richard III , II.2:
*:O, what cause have I, / Thine being but a moiety of my grief, / To overgo thy plaints and drown thy cries!
*1992 , Domna C Stanton, Discourses of Sexuality , p. 177:
*:He seeks to persuade the queen not merely to emulate the Amazons' vigilant territoriality but to overgo them by emulating the Spaniards' rampant invasiveness.
To get the better of; to overcome, overpower.
*1594 , Christopher Marlowe, Dido, Queen of Carthage , Act I:
*:Both barking Scylla, and the sounding rocks, / The Cyclops' shelves, and grim Ceraunia's seat, / Have you o'ergone , and yet remain alive.
(obsolete) To overtake, go faster than.
*1598 , George Chapman, trans. Homer, Iliad , book VI:
*:If it chance, that we be overgone / By his more swiftness, urge him still to run upon our fleet, / And (lest he 'scape us to the town) still let thy javelin meet / With all his offers of retreat.
(genetics) A sequence of overlapping oligonucleotides, used to design hybridization.
*1999 , Birren & Green, Genome Analysis , p. 207:
*:Mixtures of such specific "overgo " probes can be used to screen arrayed library filters by DNA-DNA hybridization [...].
*2004 , Detrich, Westerfield & Zon, The Zebrafish: Genetics, Genomics and Informatics , p. 318:
*:Hybridization of multiple overgoes produces many clones, perhaps 40 clones at a time.