Definition of overgrown adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈɡrəʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈɡroʊn//
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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 The path was completely overgrown. overgrown with something The garden's completely overgrown with weeds. The canal bank was thickly overgrown with last year’s brambles.
  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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