Definition of 'overgrow'
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The pristine, overgrown garden had sat empty for decades. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We sat in the leafy, overgrown garden, where wild herbs and flowers spiced the air and the mismatched tables were topped with salvaged mosaic tiles. Smithsonian Mag (2017)We trek along overgrown jungle paths towards the river where the elephants have slept. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Three overgrown schoolboys doing wild things and providing hilarious entertainment. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The animals tend to base themselves on wasteland or in overgrown gardens. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The place is crazily overgrown and the path that we cut is now only just passable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He looked more like an overgrown schoolboy who had lost his satchel. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That is akin to saying that a garden is too overgrown to be worth weeding. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is the other side of a public bridle path and almost overgrown with vicious brambles. Times, Sunday Times (2009)All very funny for the overgrown schoolboys responsible. The Sun (2010)Beyond the buildings were five acres of overgrown garden and meadow. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The rear garden is terribly overgrown. The Sun (2016)We walked a few streets to a little two-storey house surrounded by an overgrown garden. BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)The ruins are part of a beautiful and romantically overgrown walled garden, with grass and benches. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Metal shutters cover the windows and the bungalow's garden is overgrown. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A chasm runs through his overgrown lawn. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sunday my plan was to do some weeding in the front garden but on my way there I noticed that the side path had become overgrown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are inhabited by overgrown schoolboys still playing with their toys, needy women who fear reality, and those who run a mile from anyone with a problem. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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