Definition of overcrowd in English:
verb[with object] (often as adjective overcrowded)
Fill (accommodation or a space) beyond what is usual or comfortable: overcrowded conditions (as noun overcrowding) severe overcrowding at a football match
More example sentences
- Our cities will become like any other overcrowded city in the world and our Australian way of life will be a distant memory.
- Some urban areas are overcrowded, while other regions are almost uninhabited.
- And the immigration we receive isn't evenly distributed - it goes to our most overcrowded areas.
overfull, overflowing, full to overflowing/bursting, crammed full, cram-full, jammed, packed like sardines, congested, choked, overloaded, overpopulated, overpeopled, overrun, crowded, thronged, swarming, teeming
informal bursting/bulging at the seams, full to the gunwales, jam-packed, like the Black Hole of Calcutta
British informal like Piccadilly Circus
Definition of overcrowd in:
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