overgrown overgrown  /ˌoʊ vər ˈɡroʊn/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) grow too large
  2. (v) become overgrown
  3. (v) grow beyond or across
  4. (adj) covered with growing plants
  5. (adj) abounding in usually unwanted vegetation

Usage(s):

  1. Following orders, he dropped it into Biscayne Bay on Thursday morning, just offshore from a stretch of overgrown lots south of downtown Miami.
  2. Dodging explosions, the Georgians zigzagged past overgrown oleander bushes and neglected vineyards toward the comparative safety of downtown Sukhumi.
  3. Although the path affords a telescopic view of the onion-domed citadel that is the new prime-ministerial office, this strip of asphalt is mysteriously overgrown with weeds and scrub.

News

  1. Skepticism builds at Jimmy Hoffa search site (video)

    As investigators spend a third day digging through an overgrown Oakland County farm field for missing teamster Jimmy Hoffa, skeptics continue to question whether the search will yield another dead end.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Hoffa mystery still fascinates after 4 decades

    OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The latest possible resting place of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is an overgrown farm field where the normal calm of chirping crickets is being drowned out by a beeping backhoe, the chop of an overhead news helicopter and the bustle of reporters and onlookers.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Vacant, overgrown lots in Augusta causing snake problem

    With so many overgrown lots in Augusta, neighbors are starting to say they feel like they're living in the jungle, complete with the wildlife.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: News 12 Augusta

Quotes

  1. "A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive, will not long be safe companions to liberty," James Madison told the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
    on Dec 16, 2004 By: James Madison Source: Reason Online

  2. Sir David said: "Almost unbelievably, much of Britain's countryside is a no-go area for many favourite butterflies. Habitat has been ploughed up or become overgrown. Anybody who's been for a country walk recently will tell you butterflies are a...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: David Attenborough Source: Garden and Green

  3. "This film is akin to an overgrown daughter who is finally getting married. Ek baap ke dil ko isse zyaada khushi kya mil sakti hai", jokes Boney Kapoor who is now keeping his fingers crossed to see how Milenge Milenge eventually fares amongst...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Boney Kapoor Source: Oneindia

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