overripe overripe  /ˈoʊ vər ˈraɪp/


  • (adj) too ripe and beginning to turn soft


  1. It would be only a matter of time before they were gliding overhead, dropping bombs on us like overripe fruit from a highway overpass.
  2. As he holsters that arm, it's fair to ask if Cheesehead love for Favre was overripe.
  3. There is the odd fruit stall outside, but it is rare to see someone fork out for a bunch of overripe bananas that has baked for hours in the equatorial sun.


  • Movie review: ‘Turbo’ rides a familiar path

    There’s nothing really wrong with “Turbo,” a cute story of a plucky snail who aspires to be a racer. It’s just that there’s nothing to this DreamWorks Animation adventure except pleasantly formulaic storytelling and predictable follow-your-dreams sentimentality. Theo (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) works with his fellow snails in a tomato garden, waiting for the overripe fruit to drop while they avoid ...
    on July 17, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


  1. "I think Kenny's line is overripe," Wings assistant coach Brad McCrimmon said Monday. "Jonathan Ericsson spent three years in the minors. He's 25, not 18, trying to survive in the NHL. It's a tough league, let's not kid ourselves. It's the...
    on Jun 1, 2009 By: Brad McCrimmon Source: ESPN

  2. Stephen Colbert called Woodstock "the foul harvest of an overripe decade" during his interview with Taking Woodstock director Ang Lee on last night's Report.
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Stephen Colbert Source: Entertainment Weekly

  3. It is quite interesting that Vladimir Lenin predicted "we will encircle the United States which will be the last bastion of capitalism. We will not have to attack. It will fall like an overripe fruit into our hands".
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Vladimir Lenin Source: CTV.ca

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