Definition of overcrowd in English:

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overcrowd

Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈkraʊd/

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.
Synonyms
informal bursting/bulging at the seams, full to the gunwales, jam-packed, like the Black Hole of Calcutta
British informal like Piccadilly Circus

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