overgrown

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adjective over·grown \ˌō-vər-ˈgrōn\

Definition of overgrown

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

Examples of overgrown in a Sentence

  1. The garden is overgrown with weeds.

  2. He acts like an overgrown child.

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First Known Use of overgrown

14th century


OVERGROWN Defined for English Language Learners

overgrown

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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

overgrown

adjective over·grown \ˌō-vər-ˈgrōn\

Definition of overgrown for Students

  1. 1 :  grown too big overgrown boys

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



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