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o·ver·ran

 (ō′vər-răn′)
v.
Past tense of overrun.
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In the second part he goes on to tell us of how the Bruces carried war into Ireland, of how they overran Northumberland, and of how at length true peace was made.
In the meantime, the train approached and overran him.
Hergriefwas so intense on the day in question she cannot recall how long the service overran by but doesn't believe it was long, and claims there was not another family waiting for the service to end as the crematorium has two chapels, reportsDevonLive.
If your police station was overran, the chief of police will be relieved and be investigated," said dela Rosa.
A soldier from the Philippine Army was wounded on Wednesday afternoon when government troops overran another New People's Army (NPA) camp in Burauen town, located about 80 kilometers away from here.
COMMUTERS were left stranded across North Tyneside yesterday morning after Metro engineering work overran.
Meanwhile the spokesperson of the rebel forces under the overall command of General Dau Aturjong, confirmed their forces attacked and overran the county administrative headquarters in the area as a way to send the government message that they were capable of overrunning even Aweil town, capital of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.
PM Haider al-Abadi says security forces lost 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles when ISIS overran the northern city of Mosul.
Network Rail's managing director Robin Gisby defended the decisions that shut down King's Cross when engineeering work overran on Saturday.
Subsequently, the airplane overran the departure end of the runway, traveled down an embankment and came to rest upright.