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Overrun meaning

overrun - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. run beyond or past; " The plane overran the runway"
  2. 2. seize the position of and defeat; " the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"
  3. 3. invade in great numbers; " the roaches infested our kitchen"
  4. 4. occupy in large numbers or live on a host; " the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
  5. 5. of Overrun
  6. 6. To run over; to grow or spread over in excess; to invade and occupy; to take possession of; as, the vine overran its trellis; the farm is overrun with witch grass.
  7. 7. To exceed in distance or speed of running; to go beyond or pass in running.
  8. 8. To go beyond; to extend in part beyond; as, one line overruns another in length.
  9. 9. To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.
  10. 10. To carry over, or back, as type, from one line or page into the next after, or next before.
  11. 11. To extend the contents of ( a line, column, or page) into the next line, column, or page.
  12. 12. To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to be beyond, or in excess.
  13. 13. To extend beyond its due or desired length; as, a line, or advertisement, overruns.
  14. 14. Overran.
  15. 15. Overrun.
  16. 16. To run or spread over.

overrun - examples of usage

  1. No one kind can long overrun its fellows.
  2. Things looked ominous enough, and at five o'clock he made up his mind that Egypt would be overrun with cholera, and that he should probably have to defend himself and the Amenhotep from rioters, for the native police would be useless.
  3. In six months, English, American, and German buyers would overrun the country, touting for business.
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