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overrun

o·ver·run

overrun

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: o vr ruhn
inflections: overran, overrun, overrunning, overruns
definition 1: to sweep across and dominate quickly, as an invading population, or a plague.
The Tatars overran much of Russia in the thirteenth century.
synonyms:
invade
similar words:
conquer, engulf, overcome, overtake, overwhelm, penetrate, raid, ravage, swarm, vanquish
definition 2: to spread throughout, taking hold, as an infestation, an idea, or a growth of plant life.
The garden has been overrun with weeds.
synonyms:
infest, penetrate, permeate, pervade, swarm
similar words:
beset, engulf, invade, overspread, spread, suffuse
definition 3: to run past (a place or limit); overshoot.
The meeting overran the scheduled time.
synonyms:
exceed, overextend, overreach, overshoot, overstep
similar words:
overdo, pass, surpass
definition 4: to overflow; flood.
The creek overran its banks.
synonyms:
deluge, flood, inundate, overflow
similar words:
engulf, overspread, submerge
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: o vr ruhn
definition: to overflow; flood.
synonyms:
flood, overflow
similar words:
submerge
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: o vr ruhn
definition 1: an instance in which, or the amount by which, actual costs exceed estimated costs.
similar words:
excess
definition 2: an instance of overrunning.
similar words:
excess, overflow
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