Definitions for: Overrun

[n] too much production or more than expected
[adj] (often followed by `with' or used in combination) troubled by or encroached upon in large numbers; "waters infested with sharks"; "shark-infested waters"; "the locust-overrun countryside"; "drug-plagued streets"
[v] invade in great numbers, as of pests
[v] flow or run over (a limit or brim)
[v] occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "cockroaches invaded my kitchen"; "Ants overran the picnic table"; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"

Webster (1913) Definition: O`ver*run", v. t. [imp. Overran; p. p. Overrun; p.
pr. & vb. n. Overrunning. ]
1. 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.

Those barbarous nations that overran the world.

2. To exceed in distance or speed of running; to go beyond or
pass in running.

Ahimaaz run by the way of the plain, and overran
Cushi. --2 Sam.
xviii. 23.

3. To go beyond; to extend in part beyond; as, one line
overruns another in length.

Note: In machinery, a sliding piece is said to overrun its
bearing when its forward end goes beyond it.

4. To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.

None of them the feeble overran. --Spenser.

5. (Print.)
(a) To carry over, or back, as type, from one line or page
into the next after, or next before.
(b) To extend the contents of (a line, column, or page)
into the next line, column, or page.

O`ver*run", v. i.
1. To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to be
beyond, or in excess.

Despised and trodden down of all that overran.

2. (Print.) To extend beyond its due or desired length; as, a
line, or advertisement, overruns.

Synonyms: brim over, infest, infest, infested, invade, overflow, overproduction, plagued, run over, troubled, well over

See Also: course, flow, geyser, inhabit, invade, occupy, occupy, production, run, run out, spill

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