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overcrowd

[ oh-ver-kroud ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈkraʊd /
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verb (used with or without object)

to crowd to an uncomfortable or undesirable excess.

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Origin of overcrowd

First recorded in 1760–70; over- + crowd1
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British Dictionary definitions for overcrowd

overcrowd
/ (ˌəʊvəˈkraʊd) /

verb

(tr) to fill (a room, vehicle, city, etc) with more people or things than is desirable
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