Overrun Definition

ōvər-rŭn
overran, overrunning, overruns
verb
overran, overrunning, overruns
To infest or swarm over, as vermin, or rove over and ravage, as an invading army.
Webster's New World
To invade, defeat, or conquer by a rapid, broad advance.
Webster's New World
To spread or swarm over destructively.
Locusts overran the prairie.
American Heritage
To overflow.
Webster's New World
To spread swiftly throughout, as ideas, a fad, etc.
Webster's New World
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noun
overruns
The act or an instance of overrunning.
Webster's New World
The amount by which something overruns.
American Heritage
The amount of money by which a product or project exceeds its estimated cost.
Webster's New World
An excess amount produced, as of manufactured goods or copies of printed matter.
Webster's New World
The amount by which actual costs exceed estimates.
American Heritage
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Origin of Overrun

  • over- +"Ž run.

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