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Definition of overgrown adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of gardens, etc.) covered with plants that have been allowed to grow wild and have not been controlled an overgrown path overgrown with something The garden's completely overgrown with weeds.
  2. 2(often disapproving) that has grown too large an overgrown village They act like a pair of overgrown children (= they are adults but they behave like children).
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