Definition of overcrowd in English:

overcrowd

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Fill (accommodations or a space) beyond what is usual or comfortable.

    ‘overcrowded dormitories’
    ‘trying to eliminate overcrowding in the downtown area’
    • ‘There are now so many visitors to the area that the pavements are overcrowded.’
    • ‘The city was overcrowded with tall skyscrapers and noisy vehicles of all sorts.’
    • ‘They reported that the area is overcrowded with vendors, and is untidy and chaotic.’
    • ‘Our already overcrowded court rooms could be swamped with such otherwise upright and law abiding citizens.’
    • ‘A virtual space cannot get overcrowded, but it certainly can get messy and loud.’
    • ‘Shelters are overcrowded while dozens of buildings sit empty throughout the city.’
    • ‘This concession led to the area being overcrowded by people who found it relatively easy to settle there.’
    • ‘And the immigration we receive isn't evenly distributed - it goes to our most overcrowded areas.’
    • ‘Students got less personal attention, lecture rooms were overcrowded, and so on.’
    • ‘The demonstrators pointed out that homeless shelters are very overcrowded and resources need to be increased.’
    • ‘This created a sudden exodus and massively increased the number of people in the already overcrowded camps.’
    • ‘They are quite often living in squalid and overcrowded accommodation.’
    • ‘Next, it was back on the tube - which was just about working, but in even more overcrowded conditions than normal.’
    • ‘London is a big, overcrowded city and has been for a long time.’
    • ‘Families campaigning to clean up one of the most overcrowded areas in Britain today vowed to reclaim their streets from flytippers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In many areas they are running at capacity and beyond, with hugely overcrowded trains.’
    • ‘During this time, I have noticed that the shelter has become increasingly overcrowded.’
    • ‘One in eight workers noted that overcrowded working conditions contribute to their stress.’
    overfull, overflowing, full to bursting, full to overflowing, crammed full, cram-full, jammed, packed like sardines, congested, choked, overloaded, overpopulated, overpeopled, overrun, crowded, thronged, swarming, teeming
    bulging at the seams, bursting at the seams, full to the gunwales, jam-packed, like the black hole of calcutta
    like piccadilly circus
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    1. 1.1House (people or animals) in accommodations that are too confined.
      • ‘There is no reaction from the authorities when buses with people are overcrowded.’
      • ‘Grasshoppers require humane treatment when they are farmed, because if they are overcrowded or stressed, they cannibalise each other.’
      • ‘While a few tanks lie empty, the tanks with fresh water shark, silver shark and gold fish are overcrowded.’
      • ‘The prison system has completely been abandoned by the government; they are overcrowded and the inmates are not given the necessary attention.’
      • ‘It can occur when the animals are overcrowded and when the water is not clean enough.’
      • ‘Animals are overcrowded because of loss of habitat.’
      • ‘The police stations lack communication equipment and accused persons are overcrowded in the prison even though every accused person has a right to fair trial.’
      • ‘The occupants say they are overcrowded and the conditions are inhumane.’
      • ‘It is intended to prevent overcrowded birds from pecking at each other.’

Pronunciation:

overcrowd

/ˌōvərˈkroud/