Overrun

  • 1Overrun — may refer to: Overrun brake Overrun, the condition of a vehicle travelling without throttle, see freewheel Overrunning clutch, see freewheel Buffer overrun, see buffer overflow Overrun is the section of a runway, sometimes called a blast pad,… …

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  • 2Overrun — O ver*run , v. t. [imp. {Overran}; p. p. {Overrun}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overrunning}. ] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Overrun — O ver*run , v. t. [imp. {Overran}; p. p. {Overrun}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overrunning}. ] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4overrun — [ō΄vər run′; ] also, and for n.always, [ō′vər run΄] vt. overran, overrun, overrunning 1. to run or spread out over so as to cover 2. to infest or swarm over, as vermin, or rove over and ravage, as an invading army 3. to invade, defeat, or conquer …

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  • 5overrun — [v1] defeat, invade beat, clobber, drub*, foray, inroad, lambaste, lick*, massacre, occupy, overwhelm, put to flight, raid, rout, swamp*, thrash, trim, whip; concepts 86,95 Ant. lose, surrender overrun [v2] infest, spread over; exceed beset,… …

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  • 6overrun — ► VERB (overrunning; past overran; past part. overrun) 1) spread over or occupy in large numbers. 2) move or extend over or beyond. 3) exceed (an expected or allowed time or cost) …

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  • 7Overrun — O ver*run , v. i. 1. To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to be beyond, or in excess. [1913 Webster] Despised and trodden down of all that overran. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) To extend beyond its due or desired length; as …

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  • 8overrun — index balance (amount in excess), despoil, harass, impinge, incursion, invade, overlap, overstep, overthrow …

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  • 9overrun — (v.) O.E. oferyrnan; see OVER (Cf. over) + RUN (Cf. run). Related: Overran; overrunning …

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  • 10overrun — *infest, beset …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11overrun — In the context of project financing, the amount of capital expenditures or funding above the original estimate to complete the project. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. overrun o‧ver‧run 1 [ˈəʊvərʌn ǁ ˈoʊ ] noun [countable] 1. also cost… …

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  • 12overrun — v. /oh veuhr run /; n. /oh veuhr run /, v., overran, overrun, overrunning, n. v.t. 1. to rove over (a country, region, etc.); invade; ravage: a time when looting hordes had overrun the province. 2. to swarm over in great numbers, as animals, esp …

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  • 13overrun — o|ver|run1 [ˌəuvəˈrʌn US ˌou ] v past tense overran [ ˈræn] past participle overrun present participle overrunning 1.) [T usually passive] if unwanted things or people overrun a place, they spread over it in great numbers be overrun by/with sth ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14overrun — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)rʌ̱n[/t]] overruns, overrunning, overran also over run 1) VERB If an army or an armed force overruns a place, area, or country, it succeeds in occupying it very quickly. [V n] A group of rebels overran the port area and most of the… …

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  • 15overrun — I UK [ˌəʊvəˈrʌn] / US [ˌoʊvərˈrʌn] verb Word forms overrun : present tense I/you/we/they overrun he/she/it overruns present participle overrunning past tense overran UK [ˌəʊvəˈræn] / US [ˌoʊvərˈræn] past participle overrun 1)… …

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  • 16overrun — adj. overrun with (overrun with weeds) * * * [ˌəʊvə rʌn] overrun with (overrun with weeds) …

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  • 17overrun — verb past tense overran, past participle overrun 1 (T) if something unwanted overruns a place or area, it spreads over it in great numbers: Rats had overrun the barn in the few years since we d been there. | overrun by/with: a tiny island overrun …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18overrun — o|ver|run1 [ ,ouvər rʌn ] (past tense o|ver|ran [ ,ouvər ræn ] ; past participle o|ver|run) verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take more time, space, or money than was intended 2. ) transitive to defeat an enemy in war and take the land they …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19overrun — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Overrun is used after these nouns: ↑cost {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb Overrun is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑troops …

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  • 20overrun — [ˌəʊvəˈrʌn] (past tense overran [ˌəʊvəˈræn] ; past participle overrun) verb 1) [I/T] British to take more time or money than was intended 2) [T] to be present in a place in very large numbers, in a way that is unpleasant The mall was overrun with …

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