verb (used with object), o·ver·grew, o·ver·grown, o·ver·grow·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·grew, o·ver·grown, o·ver·grow·ing.
- overhand knot,
Origin of overgrow
Examples from the Web for overgrown
One was overgrown with trees, where young men rested in the shade.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On June 5, a highway worker cutting an overgrown patch along a road in Geneva, Wisconsin, came upon a pair of discarded suitcases.How ‘MrHandcuffs’ Ended Up With Two Corpses in Suitcases|Michael Daly|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These guys, these overgrown Just Williams, were running the world of insurance?
One image on ThatLooksLikeADick shows a sheep with an overgrown horn that bears a stunning resemblance to male anatomy.Penis Pics: Behind the Instagram Account That Looks Like a Dick|Anna Klassen|August 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Forensic investigators also are examining a blanket that was recovered near the overgrown area where he body was found.Sarai Sierra, American Slain in Istanbul, Was an Artist in the Making|Michael Daly|February 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The girls were wonderfully well—great hearty, overgrown creatures!Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3|Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Now that she had come to know him better, he seemed more like an overgrown boy with a healthy appetite for play.Stubble|George Looms
The foundations of a great cathedral, laid many years ago, are now overgrown with grass and bushes.On the Mexican Highlands|William Seymour Edwards
"He is one sure singing bird," said another sub, a stout, overgrown boy by the name of Booth.The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land|Ralph Connor
These are swampy and overgrown with birch and scarcely known by name to many Russians.Ways of War and Peace|Delia Austrian
verb -grows, -growing, -grew or -grown
late 14c., "covered with growth," past participle adjective from overgrow "overspread with foliage" (Old English ofergrowan); see over- + grown, and cf. Old English verb ofergrowan "to overgrow." Meaning "having grown too large" is attested from late 15c.