overgrown

adjective
over·grown | \ˌō-vər-ˈgrōn \

Definition of overgrown 

: grown abnormally or excessively large dismissed him as an overgrown adolescent

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Synonyms & Antonyms for overgrown

Synonyms

green, grown, leafy, lush, luxuriant, verdant

Antonyms

barren, leafless

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Examples of overgrown in a Sentence

The garden is overgrown with weeds. He acts like an overgrown child.

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Flamboyant sunglasses were exchanged for a beard that was at once overgrown and cultivated, somehow, a bevy of neck tattoos offering an optical illusion as to his facial hair's end point. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "David Beckham Channels Kurt Cobain With a Grunge Hair Moment in Paris," 17 Jan. 2018 Police shined flashlights around a lot filled with overgrown grass and weeds. Hannah Leone, chicagotribune.com, "7 shot Thursday, including 4 in West Englewood attack," 22 June 2018 On its maiden voyage, the Ego plowed through the embarrassingly overgrown lawn that in some areas had grown to eight inches. Marni Jameson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Next generation of homeowners go for greener yard tools," 6 July 2018 Small groups of tourists on a recent weekend braved muddy footpaths through overgrown lawns to chase foggy photographs and answers to the question: What happened to the village? Washington Post, "Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature," 7 June 2018 Small groups of tourists on a recent weekend braved muddy footpaths through overgrown lawns to chase foggy photographs and answers to the question: What happened to the village? Fox News, "Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature," 6 June 2018 Covered in gnarly graffiti, the park was then an apocalyptic collection of crumbling concrete, green water, and overgrown weeds. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Sea-Arama in Galveston was an island attraction for decades," 11 July 2018 Despite a stronger grid, the storm knocked out power to 90 percent of customers, which FPL blames mostly on overgrown vegetation. Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun-Sentinel.com, "FPL opens Category 5 storm center in Davie — first in Broward," 21 June 2018 East end of the block nearest Cicero was dominated by an overgrown vacant lot. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Police: 16-year-old boy dies following West Side shooting," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of overgrown

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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overgrown

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of overgrown

: covered with plants that have grown in an uncontrolled way

: grown to a size that is unusually or too large

overgrown

adjective
over·grown | \ˌō-vər-ˈgrōn\

Kids Definition of overgrown

1 : grown too big overgrown boys

2 : covered with plants that have grown in an uncontrolled way an overgrown path

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