AskDefine | Define overgrown

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1 become overgrown; "The patio overgrew with ivy"
2 grow beyond or across; "The ivy overgrew the patio" [syn: grow over]
3 grow too large for [syn: outgrow] [also: overgrown, overgrew]overgrown adj
1 covered with growing plants
2 abounding in usually unwanted vegetationovergrown See overgrow

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  1. Having large numbers of plants which have become too big, and are hence spoiling the picturesqueness of a garden.
  2. (In the form "An overgrown X") Something which has grown bigger but has not changed its character.
    He spends so much money on new technology, he's like an overgrown schoolboy buying toys.


  1. past participle of overgrow

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