Definition of overgrown
- dismissed him as an overgrown adolescent
The garden is overgrown with weeds.
He acts like an overgrown child.
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: covered with plants that have grown in an uncontrolled way
: grown to a size that is unusually or too large
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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