[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəkɹˈa‍ʊd/ ]
[ US /ˌoʊvɝˈkɹaʊd/ ]
  1. crowd together too much
  2. cause to crowd together too much
    The students overcrowded the cafeteria
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How To Use overcrowd In A Sentence

  • At least five people were killed when an overcrowded migrant boat capsized last month which was dramatically caught on camera by Italian coastguards. The Sun
  • The hospital is so overcrowded that some patients are being treated on trolleys in the corridors.
  • Our foreign correspondent reports that conditions in the refugee camps are filthy and overcrowded.
  • The city was overcrowded with tall skyscrapers and noisy vehicles of all sorts.
  • Our already overcrowded court rooms could be swamped with such otherwise upright and law abiding citizens.
  • Patients are languishing on trolleys in record numbers as ministers disagree with doctors about whether people have any alternative to attending overcrowded A&E units. Times, Sunday Times
  • Those scientific minds brave enough to point out these obvious flaws get fired, while the insane, lazy, and stupid continue to uphold a broken system that clearly doesn't work, punishes innocent citizens, overcrowds prisons, and generally increases suffering. Allison Kilkenny: Government Adviser Fired For Saying Alcohol Is More Dangerous Than Drugs
  • For families in the poverty trap this was a year of suffering with increased rentals driving families to share houses in overcrowded conditions and stress making more families dysfunctional.
  • The idleness and overcrowding led to rioting in four state prisons in 1985 that left an inmate dead.
  • Because of the overcrowding problems in the school I know that some children are being taught in cloakrooms.
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