Date: 1766 transitive verb to cause to be too crowded intransitive verb to crowd together too much

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Overcrowd — O ver*crowd , v. t. To crowd too much. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overcrowd — index impact Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overcrowd — (v.) 1766, from OVER (Cf. over) + CROWD (Cf. crowd) (v.). Related: Overcrowded; overcrowding …   Etymology dictionary

  • overcrowd — ► VERB ▪ fill beyond what is usual or comfortable …   English terms dictionary

  • overcrowd — [ō΄vər kroud′] vt. to crowd with too many people or things …   English World dictionary

  • overcrowd — verb (T) to fill a space or period of time with too many things or people (+ with): The courts overcrowd their calendars with too many trials …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overcrowd — /oh veuhr krowd /, v.t., v.i. to crowd to an uncomfortable or undesirable excess. [1760 70; OVER + CROWD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • overcrowd — verb To fill beyond desired limits, with people, animals, objects or information …   Wiktionary

  • overcrowd — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. crowd, stuff, fill; see pack 2 , press 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • overcrowd — o|ver|crowd [ ,ouvər kraud ] verb transitive to fill a place with too many people or things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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