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Definitions of overrun

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To exceed in distance or speed of running; to go beyond or pass in running. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To go beyond; to extend in part beyond; as, one line overruns another in length. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To carry over, or back, as type, from one line or page into the next after, or next before. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To extend the contents of (a line, column, or page) into the next line, column, or page. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To spread over in great quantity or numbers; invade; infest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To run or spread over: to grow over: to spread over and take possession of: (B.) to outrun. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To run or spread over. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To run or spread over; infest or ravage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Print. To carry over (type) to another line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to be beyond, or in excess. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To extend beyond its due or desired length; as, a line, or advertisement, overruns. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To spread or extend over or beyond something. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To run over. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. flow or run over (a limit or brim) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. invade in great numbers, as of pests Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. To pass just, prescribed, or usual limits. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To cover all over; to harass by hostile incursions; to ravage; to outrun; to change the disposition of types, and carry those of one line into another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To cover all over; to spread over and take possession of; to grow all over or to excess, as noxious plants in a district of country; to rove over in a hostile manner; to ravage; to overflow; in printing, to change the disposition of types by carrying those of one line into another; to extend beyond the previous length by the insertion of new matter, as of a line or column. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Overrun. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Grown over; ravaged. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. too much production or more than expected Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. of Overrun Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Overran. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

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Usage examples for overrun

  1. She does not look like one of the begging women with whom the city is overrun – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  2. From that time on her home was constantly overrun with unwelcome visitors. – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
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