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Meaning & Definition of Overrun in English

English

Overrun

/oʊvərrən/

noun

1. Too much production or more than expected

    synonym:
  • overproduction
  • ,
  • overrun

verb

1. Invade in great numbers

  • "The roaches infested our kitchen"
    synonym:
  • infest
  • ,
  • overrun

2. Occupy in large numbers or live on a host

  • "The kudzu plant infests much of the south and is spreading to the north"
    synonym:
  • invade
  • ,
  • overrun
  • ,
  • infest

3. Flow or run over (a limit or brim)

    synonym:
  • overflow
  • ,
  • overrun
  • ,
  • well over
  • ,
  • run over
  • ,
  • brim over

4. Seize the position of and defeat

  • "The crusaders overran much of the holy land"
    synonym:
  • overrun

5. Run beyond or past

  • "The plane overran the runway"
    synonym:
  • overrun