Definition of overgrown
: grown abnormally or excessively large dismissed him as an overgrown adolescent
Examples of overgrown in a Sentence
The garden is overgrown with weeds.
He acts like an overgrown child.
Recent Examples of overgrown from the Web
Since Schlesinger shuttered the struggling course, a chain-link fence has been erected around the overgrown fairways, the old clubhouse has deteriorated and the property has fallen into disrepair.
The disc golf course has become overgrown, has little signage and is unplayable, according to a review of the course by a local group.
The video, posted to the zoo’s YouTube page on Tuesday, shows the gorilla splashing, thrashing and spinning like a top in plastic pool in a manner that brings to mind an overgrown toddler.
Edelman first bleached model Elizabeth Shin’s hair — which was blonde with dark, overgrown roots — using Pravana’s Pure Light Power Lightener to create a light, uniform canvas for the color.
Now only the overgrown ruin of a swimming pool and a hut covered with graffiti remain.
In Arnold, (elevation 3,999) the overgrown Meadowmont Golf Course runs parallel to Highway 4.
This would be helpful, because the monument is somewhat overgrown by trees.
Fire officials said Friday that one concern is Los Griegos Mountain, an area that has not seen any fire or fuel treatments and is overgrown.
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First Known Use of overgrown
OVERGROWN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overgrown for English Language Learners
: covered with plants that have grown in an uncontrolled way
: grown to a size that is unusually or too large
OVERGROWN Defined for Kids
Definition of overgrown for Students
1 : grown too big overgrown boys
2 : covered with plants that have grown in an uncontrolled way an overgrown path
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