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o·ver·grow

 (ō′vər-grō′, ō′vər-grō′)
v. o·ver·grew (-gro͞o′), o·ver·grown (-grōn′), o·ver·grow·ing, o·ver·grows
v.tr.
1. To grow over with herbage or foliage.
2. To grow beyond or too large for.
v.intr.
1. To grow beyond normal or usual size.
2. To become grown over, as with unwanted vegetation or weeds.

overgrown

(ˌəʊvəˈɡrəʊn)
adj
covered in weeds and unwanted plantsan adult whose behaviour is characteristic of a child
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overgrown - covered with growing plants
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
2.overgrown - abounding in usually unwanted vegetation
wooded - covered with growing trees and bushes etc; "wooded land"; "a heavily wooded tract"

overgrown

adjective covered, overrun, choked a courtyard overgrown with weeds
Translations
مُغَطَّى بالنَّباتمُفْرِط في النُّمو
forvoksettilgroet
benõttfelnyurgult
of stór eftir aldrisem er undirlagîur/úr sér vaxinn
apaugęsperaugęs
aizaudzispāraudzis
vyrastenýzarastený
azmankaplanmışörtülü

overgrown

[ˌəʊvəˈgrəʊn] ADJ
1. [garden] → descuidado, cubierto de malas hierbas
overgrown withcubierto or revestido de
the path is quite overgrown nowla senda está ya casi cubierta de vegetación
2. [child, adolescent] → demasiado grande para su edad
he's just an overgrown schoolboyes como un niño grande

overgrown

[ˌəʊvərˈgrəʊn] adj
[garden] → envahi(e) par la végétation
to be overgrown with weeds → être envahi par les mauvaises herbes
an overgrown child (= immature adult) → un grand enfant
he's just an overgrown schoolboy → ce n'est qu'un éternel écolier

overgrown

[ˈəʊvəˈgrəʊn] adj (garden) overgrown with weeds/ivycoperto/a di erbacce/edera
he's just an overgrown schoolboy → è proprio un bambinone

overgrown

(əuvəˈgroun) adjective
1. full of plants that have grown too large or thick. Our garden is overgrown with weeds.
2. grown too large. an overgrown puppy.

overgrown

a. demasiado crecido-a, muy grande o agrandado-a.
References in classic literature ?
In the woods, after they had gone a long way from the road, Jesse stopped in an opening among the trees where a clearing, overgrown with small bushes, ran up from the creek.
I crossed the bridge and went upstream along the wooded shore to a pleasant dressing-room I knew among the dogwood bushes, all overgrown with wild grapevines.
No less a portion of such homely witchcraft was requisite to reclaim, as it were, Phoebe's waste, cheerless, and dusky chamber, which had been untenanted so long--except by spiders, and mice, and rats, and ghosts--that it was all overgrown with the desolation which watches to obliterate every trace of man's happier hours.
Here and there, perchance, the walls may remain almost complete; but elsewhere may be only a shapeless mound, cumbrous with its very strength, and overgrown, through long years of peace and neglect, with grass and alien weeds.
He saw the distant slaves at their toil; he saw afar their villages of huts gleaming out in long rows on many a plantation, distant from the stately mansions and pleasure-grounds of the master;--and as the moving picture passed on, his poor, foolish heart would be turning backward to the Kentucky farm, with its old shadowy beeches,--to the master's house, with its wide, cool halls, and, near by, the little cabin overgrown with the multiflora and bignonia.
Leaning over the battlements and looking far down, I surveyed the grounds laid out like a map: the bright and velvet lawn closely girdling the grey base of the mansion; the field, wide as a park, dotted with its ancient timber; the wood, dun and sere, divided by a path visibly overgrown, greener with moss than the trees were with foliage; the church at the gates, the road, the tranquil hills, all reposing in the autumn day's sun; the horizon bounded by a propitious sky, azure, marbled with pearly white.
Let me think, as I look back upon that flowing water, now a dry channel overgrown with leaves, whether there are any marks along its course, by which I can remember how it ran.
At such a time I found out for certain, that this bleak place overgrown with nettles was the churchyard; and that Philip Pirrip, late of this parish, and also Georgiana wife of the above, were dead and buried; and that Alexander, Bartholomew, Abraham, Tobias, and Roger, infant children of the aforesaid, were also dead and buried; and that the dark flat wilderness beyond the churchyard, intersected with dykes and mounds and gates, with scattered cattle feeding on it, was the marshes; and that the low leaden line beyond, was the river; and that the distant savage lair from which the wind was rushing, was the sea; and that the small bundle of shivers growing afraid of it all and beginning to cry, was Pip.
To them pain and mishap present a far wider range of possibilities than gladness and enjoyment: their imagination is almost barren of the images that feed desire and hope, but is all overgrown by recollections that are a perpetual pasture to fear.
So on he fares, and to the border comes Of EDEN, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, Crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound the champain head Of a steep wilderness, whose hairie sides With thicket overgrown, grottesque and wilde, Access deni'd; and over head up grew Insuperable highth of loftiest shade, Cedar, and Pine, and Firr, and branching Palm, A Silvan Scene, and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woodie Theatre Of stateliest view.
The man had no covering upon his head, which was only defended by his own thick hair, matted and twisted together, and scorched by the influence of the sun into a rusty dark-red colour, forming a contrast with the overgrown beard upon his cheeks, which was rather of a yellow or amber hue.
But, even from Agatha, Jane commanded more respect than before, having changed from an overgrown girl into a fine woman, and made a brilliant match in her first season, whilst many of her pretty, proud, and clever contemporaries, whom she had envied at school, were still unmarried, and were having their homes made uncomfortable by parents anxious to get rid of the burthen of supporting them, and to profit in purse or position by their marriages.