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o·ver·run

 (ō′vər-rŭn′)
v. o·ver·ran (-răn′), o·ver·run, o·ver·run·ning, o·ver·runs
v.tr.
1.
a. To seize the positions of and defeat conclusively: The position of the forward infantry was overrun by large numbers of enemy troops at dawn.
b. To spread or swarm over destructively: Locusts overran the prairie.
2. To spread swiftly throughout: The new fashion overran the country.
3. To overflow: The river overran its banks.
4.
a. To run beyond or past; overshoot: The plane overran the end of the runway.
b. To run or extend beyond (a limit); exceed: Your speech has overrun the time limit.
5. Printing
a. To rearrange or move (set type or pictures) from one column, line, or page to another.
b. To set too much type for.
c. To print (a job order) in a quantity larger than that ordered.
v.intr.
1. To run over; overflow.
2. To go beyond the normal or desired limit.
n. (ō′vər-rŭn′)
1. An act of overrunning.
2. The amount by which something overruns.
3.
a. The exceeding of estimated costs for product development and manufacture covered by contract.
b. The amount by which actual costs exceed estimates.
4. Printing A run over and above the quantity ordered by a customer.

overrun

vb, -runs, -running, -ran or -run
1. (Military) (tr) to attack or invade and defeat conclusively
2. (tr) to swarm or spread over rapidly
3. to run over (something); overflow
4. to extend or run beyond a limit
5. (Mechanical Engineering) (intr) (of an engine) to run with a closed throttle at a speed dictated by that of the vehicle it drives, as on a decline
6. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr)
a. to print (a book, journal, etc) in a greater quantity than ordered
b. to print additional copies of (a publication)
7. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) printing to transfer (set type and other matter) from one column, line, or page, to another
8. (tr) archaic to run faster than
n
9. the act or an instance of overrunning
10. the amount or extent of overrunning
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the number of copies of a publication in excess of the quantity ordered
12. (Aeronautics) the cleared level area at the end of an airport runway

o•ver•run

(v. ˌoʊ vərˈrʌn; n. ˈoʊ vərˌrʌn)

v. -ran, -run, -run•ning,
n. v.t.
1. to swarm or spread over in great numbers.
2. to attack and defeat decisively and occupy the position of; overwhelm.
3. to run or go beyond: to overrun the finish line.
4. to exceed, as a budget or estimate.
5. to run over; overflow.
6. to print extra copies of.
v.i.
7. to overflow.
8. to exceed the proper or desired limits.
n.
9. an act or instance of overrunning.
10. an amount in excess of that needed.
11. the exceeding of estimated costs of production.
[before 900]

overrun


Past participle: overrun
Gerund: overrunning

Imperative
overrun
overrun
Present
I overrun
you overrun
he/she/it overruns
we overrun
you overrun
they overrun
Preterite
I overran
you overran
he/she/it overran
we overran
you overran
they overran
Present Continuous
I am overrunning
you are overrunning
he/she/it is overrunning
we are overrunning
you are overrunning
they are overrunning
Present Perfect
I have overrun
you have overrun
he/she/it has overrun
we have overrun
you have overrun
they have overrun
Past Continuous
I was overrunning
you were overrunning
he/she/it was overrunning
we were overrunning
you were overrunning
they were overrunning
Past Perfect
I had overrun
you had overrun
he/she/it had overrun
we had overrun
you had overrun
they had overrun
Future
I will overrun
you will overrun
he/she/it will overrun
we will overrun
you will overrun
they will overrun
Future Perfect
I will have overrun
you will have overrun
he/she/it will have overrun
we will have overrun
you will have overrun
they will have overrun
Future Continuous
I will be overrunning
you will be overrunning
he/she/it will be overrunning
we will be overrunning
you will be overrunning
they will be overrunning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overrunning
you have been overrunning
he/she/it has been overrunning
we have been overrunning
you have been overrunning
they have been overrunning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overrunning
you will have been overrunning
he/she/it will have been overrunning
we will have been overrunning
you will have been overrunning
they will have been overrunning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overrunning
you had been overrunning
he/she/it had been overrunning
we had been overrunning
you had been overrunning
they had been overrunning
Conditional
I would overrun
you would overrun
he/she/it would overrun
we would overrun
you would overrun
they would overrun
Past Conditional
I would have overrun
you would have overrun
he/she/it would have overrun
we would have overrun
you would have overrun
they would have overrun
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overrun - too much production or more than expected
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
Verb1.overrun - invade in great numbersoverrun - invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen"
invade, occupy - march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
2.overrun - occupy in large numbers or live on a hostoverrun - occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
inhabit - be present in; "sweet memories inhabit this house"
3.overrun - flow or run over (a limit or brim)overrun - flow or run over (a limit or brim)  
spill, run out - flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table"
geyser - to overflow like a geyser
4.overrun - seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"
defeat, get the better of, overcome - win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
5.overrun - run beyond or past; "The plane overran the runway"
overshoot - aim too high; "The plan overshoots its aim"

overrun

verb
1. overwhelm, attack, assault, occupy, raid, invade, penetrate, swamp, rout, assail, descend upon, run riot over A group of rebels overran the port. A military group overran them and took four of them off.
2. spread over, overwhelm, choke, swamp, overflow, infest, inundate, permeate, spread like wildfire, swarm over, surge over, overgrow The flower beds were overrun with weeds.
3. exceed, go beyond, surpass, overshoot, outrun, run over or on Costs overran the budget by about 30%.

overrun

verb
1. To enter so as to attack, plunder, destroy, or conquer:
2. To go beyond the limits of:
noun
An amount or quantity beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate:
Translations
يَتَجاوَز حَدّاً مُعَيَّنايَكْتَسِح، يَجْتاح
overskrideoversvømme
elboríttúllép
fara fram yfirleggja undir sig, yfirtaka
užsitęsti
iebruktpārņemtpārsniegt atvēlēto laiku
pretiahnuť
istilâ etmekkaplamaksarmaksüresini aşmak

overrun

A. [ˌəʊvəˈrʌn] (overran (pt) (overrun (pp))) VT
1. (Mil) [+ country] → invadir
the field is overrun with weedslas malas hierbas han invadido el campo, el campo está cubierto de maleza
the town is overrun with touristsel pueblo está inundado de turistas
2. (= exceed) [+ time limit] → rebasar, exceder
B. [ˌəʊvəˈrʌn] VI [meeting, speech, TV programme] → exceder el tiempo previsto
his speech overran by 15 minutessu discurso se excedió al tiempo previsto en 15 minutos
C. [ˈəʊvərʌn] N (on costs) → exceso m (en relación a lo previsto)
the project has suffered huge cost overrunsel proyecto ha excedido en mucho los costes previstos

overrun

[ˌəʊvərˈrʌn] [overran] (pt) [overrun] (pp)
vt
[+ country, city, area] → envahir
to be overrun by sb [+ rebels, mob] → être envahi par qn
[+ time limit] → dépasser
to be overrun by sth [+ mice, rats] → être envahi par qch
The city is not overrun by tourists → La ville n'est pas envahie par les touristes.
to be overrun with sth [+ mice, rats] → être infesté de qch
vi [event, meeting] → dépasser le temps imparti
to overrun by 10 minutes → dépasser le temps imparti de 10 minutes

overrun

pret <overran> ptp <overrun>
vt
(weeds)überwuchern, überwachsen; the town was overrun by touristsdie Stadt war von Touristen überlaufen; the house was overrun by micedas Haus war voller Mäuse
(troops etc: = invade) country, districteinfallen in (+dat), → herfallen über (+acc); enemy positionüberrennen
(= go past) markhinauslaufen über (+acc); (Rail) signalüberfahren; (train) platformhinausfahren über (+acc); (plane) runwayhinausrollen über (+acc)
(= go beyond) timeüberziehen, überschreiten; the TV documentary overran its timedie Fernsehdokumentation überzog
(= overflow) banksüberfluten
vi
(in time: speaker, concert etc) → überziehen; his speech overran by ten minutesseine Rede dauerte zehn Minuten zu lang
(costs) → überziehen

overrun

[ˌəʊvəˈrʌn] (overran (pt)) [ˌəʊvəˈræn] (overrun (pp))
1. vt (Mil) (country) → invadere, occupare; (time limit) → superare
the town is overrun with tourists → la città è invasa dai turisti
2. vi (meeting, event) → protrarsi

overrun

(əuvəˈran) present participle ˌoverˈrunning: past tense ˌoverˈran (-ˈran) : past participle ˌoverˈrun verb
1. to fill, occupy or take possession of. The house was overrun with mice.
2. to continue longer than intended. The programme overran by five minutes.
References in classic literature ?
Yes; it will enable your army to overrun any nation that is accessible.
And thus have these naked Nantucketers, these sea hermits, issuing from their ant-hill in the sea, overrun and conquered the watery world like so many Alexanders; parcelling out among them the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, as the three pirate powers did Poland.
French Indo-China had been overrun, filled up, by Chinese immigrants.
The three great sorrows of his life held his attention in particular: his love for a woman, his father's death, and the French invasion which had overrun half Russia.
Mount Holly," the beautiful old Gordon homestead, was a very gay place, overrun by Phil's friends of both sexes.
The populous States would, with little difficulty, overrun their less populous neighbors.
To overrun these deep regions where man has never trod
After these came all the other captains who till now have directed the arms of Italy; and the end of all their valour has been, that she has been overrun by Charles, robbed by Louis, ravaged by Ferdinand, and insulted by the Switzers.
Ozma did not wish all these Nomes to overrun her land, so she advanced to King Roquat and taking his hand in her own said gently:
And already the site of the house is undiscoverable, the location of the stone walls may be deduced from the configuration of the landscape, and I am renewing the battle, putting in angora goats to browse away the brush that has overrun Haska's clearing and choked Haska's apple trees to death.
Frequently, after seating myself upon the ground in some shady place during the heat of the day, I would be completely overrun with them.
The house was overrun with ivy, its chimney being enlarged by the boughs of the parasite to the aspect of a ruined tower.