Definition of 'overcrowd'
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In the rebel areas away from the front line residents reported chaotic scenes, with new arrivals being squeezed into already overcrowded homes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It led to two pens that were already horribly overcrowded. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He was thrown into an overcrowded cell from which fellow captives were taken out to be shot. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The prison overcrowding crisis will be addressed. The Sun (2006)One of his classic studies involved a population of house mice allowed to grow to overcrowded conditions. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)But teachers demanded more cash and said timetables were already overcrowded. The Sun (2007)But prison officers say a large number of claims come from devious cons in overcrowded cells. The Sun (2016)It will also help if the plants are not kept in overcrowded conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And avoid sending dangerous offenders to our already overcrowded jails. The Sun (2007)The overcrowding crisis will be made worse by the tougher sentences that are being handed out by some judges. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many primary schools are already overcrowded. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No wonder that 17 per cent of households in the city are overcrowded. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Two overcrowded boats packed with migrants heading for Italy had capsized. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He paid 500 for his place on the overcrowded boat. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It shows the complete lack of long-term planning in solving the prisons overcrowding crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Former staff who took voluntary redundancy will be asked to return to work as part of emergency measures to tackle an overcrowding crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They had to live in overcrowded conditions, and crawl up lengthy lists for council homes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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