Definition of overrun :
1. of Overrun
2. To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.
3. To carry over, or back, as type, from one line or page into the next after, or next before.
4. To exceed in distance or speed of running; to go beyond or pass in running.
5. To extend beyond its due or desired length; as, a line, or advertisement, overruns.
6. To extend the contents of ( a line, column, or page) into the next line, column, or page.
7. To go beyond; to extend in part beyond; as, one line overruns another in length.
8. 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.
9. To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to be beyond, or in excess.
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exceed (part of speech: verb)
overrun (part of speech: verb)
overran (part of speech: verb)
- But perhaps you will ask, " If these bacteria and protozoa are so tiny that we have to use a microscope, and one of the most powerful made, in order even to see them, how is it that they can overrun our whole body and produce such dangerous fevers and so many deaths?" - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
- He drove out the Tartars who had overrun the country, and afterwards devoted himself to the welfare of his subjects. - "Roumania Past and Present", James Samuelson.
- They had come to a kind of summer- house overrun with roses. - "Foes", Mary Johnston.