Definition of suburbanize in English:



  • See suburban

    • ‘What we probably call the new right - the upmarket pro-development types, not your old Queensland white-shoe brigade wanting to suburbanise the north coast.’
    • ‘‘Marin was still urbanizing - suburbanizing, I guess - incredibly fast,’ Ellen says.’
    • ‘The fear of the unknown is vanishing from our lives, and with it vanishes the noble skunk ape, suburbanized out of popular consciousness and into the dark forest of hirsute monster obsolescence.’
    • ‘By the late 1950s, as Chicago was swiftly suburbanizing, eight families had knit together a widening swath of open land.’
    • ‘‘Belonging’ sags in a hammock between ‘roots’ and ‘routes’, suburbanising a prime site of cultural toing and froing.’