overgrown

overgrown
o|ver|grown [ˌəuvəˈgrəun US ˌouvərˈgroun] adj
1.) covered with plants that have grown in an uncontrolled way
overgrown with
The garden will be overgrown with weeds by the time we get back.
2.) when grass or plants are overgrown, they have grown in an uncontrolled way
a lawn with overgrown grass
3.) overgrown schoolboy/child
an adult who behaves like a child - used to show disapproval
Stop acting like an overgrown schoolboy.

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  • overgrown — adj. 1. covered with growing plants. [WordNet 1.5] 2. abounded in usually unwanted vegetation. [Narrower terms: {wooded (vs. unwooded)}; {weedy}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overgrown — [ō΄vər grōn′] adj. 1. overspread with foliage 2. grown excessively or beyond normal size * * * …   Universalium

  • overgrown — (adj.) c.1300, overspread with foliage, from OVER (Cf. over) + GROWN (Cf. grown). Meaning having grown too large is attested from late 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • overgrown — ► ADJECTIVE 1) covered with plants that have been allowed to grow wild. 2) grown too large …   English terms dictionary

  • overgrown — [ō΄vər grōn′] adj. 1. overspread with foliage 2. grown excessively or beyond normal size …   English World dictionary

  • overgrown — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)gro͟ʊn[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If a garden or other place is overgrown, it is covered with a lot of untidy plants because it has not been looked after. We hurried on until we reached a courtyard overgrown with weeds... As the equipment was …   English dictionary

  • Overgrown — Overgrow O ver*grow , v. t. [imp. {Overgrew}; p. p. {Overgrown}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overgrowing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To grow over; to cover with growth or herbage, esp. that which is rank; as, dandelions have overgrown the lawn. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overgrown — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become, get ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …   Collocations dictionary

  • overgrown — adjective 1 covered with plants that have grown in an uncontrolled way (+ with): The garden will be overgrown with weeds by the time we get back. 2 overgrown child/schoolboy/baby used to describe an adult who behaves like a child: Stop acting… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overgrown — adjective a) Having large numbers of plants which have become too big, and are hence spoiling the picturesqueness of a garden. He spends so much money on new technology, hes like an overgrown schoolboy buying toys. b) (In the form An overgrown X… …   Wiktionary

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