英 [əʊvə'grəʊn; 'əʊvəgrəʊn]
- adj. 蔓生的；生长过快的
- v. 生长过度（overgrow的过去分词）
1. over- "above normal" + grown.
- overgrown (adj.)
- late 14c., "covered with growth," past participle adjective from overgrow "overspread with foliage" (Old English ofergrowan); see over- + grown, and compare Old English verb ofergrowan "to overgrow." Meaning "having grown too large" is attested from late 15c.
- 1. As the equipment was unpacked, I led Lee around the overgrown garden.
- 2. Much of the track had become overgrown with hawthorn.
- 3. We hurried on until we reached a courtyard overgrown with weeds.
- 4. Daphne Farlow, at forty-five, still looked and spoke like an overgrown schoolgirl.
- 5. The spade sank into a clump of overgrown bushes.
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