[ US /ˌoʊvɝˈɡɹoʊn/ ]
[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɡɹˈə‍ʊn/ ]
  1. covered with growing plants
  2. abounding in usually unwanted vegetation
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How To Use overgrown In A Sentence

  • Before this ugly edifice, and between it and the wheel-track of the street, was a grass-plot, much overgrown with burdock, pig-weed, apple-pern, and such unsightly vegetation, which evidently found something congenial in the soil that had so early borne the black flower of civilised society, a prison. The Scarlet Letter
  • It is the other side of a public bridle path and almost overgrown with vicious brambles. Times, Sunday Times
  • The tumbledown exterior walls were smothered with moss and ivy, and many of the original features, including fragments from the first-floor medieval loo - known as the garderobe - were strewn around the overgrown garden.
  • Wherever apples grow in this country you can find a home in your town or suburb with a huge overgrown apple tree in the backyard that has not been cared for in many years.
  • Once flowering is over, lift and divide overgrown clumps of bearded irises. Times, Sunday Times
  • But while the Georgian house has been kept in peak condition, the 260 acres of landscaped grounds have become overgrown and wild.
  • People who live in areas of the southeastern United States where kudzu has overgrown everything have little good to say about this Japanese import.
  • They offer an up-close view of a life-size, red-blue-and-white clad young woman in an overgrown ravine before a chain-link fence.
  • One of my fences is overgrown with clematis, jasmine, climbing roses and ivy. Stumped? How to raise a lawn, plus overgrown perennials
  • An audible hissing pop accompanied the loosening of the last bolt, and at the sight of my leprous fore-arms and the great plates of scabrous horn which have overgrown my chest, the roust-abouts screamed like a pair of God-damned fat ladies.
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