- to crowd to an uncomfortable or undesirable excess.
Origin of overcrowd
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One of the secrets of success in society is not to overcrowd anything.The Smart Set
The result of this, therefore, was further excessive increases in rental rates, which greatly enhanced the tendency to overcrowd.
Aaron counted for less than nothing in a world he helped to overcrowd, and of which he perceived very little.Dreamers of the Ghetto
For however the Imperialists squandered their lives, they would yet overcrowd death.The Missourian
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Rather than overcrowd his ships and to spare his supplies, he refused to take any of the latter.De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)
Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
- (tr) to fill (a room, vehicle, city, etc) with more people or things than is desirable
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Word Origin and History for overcrowd
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