A day after launching, the site was overrun with trolls and taken down by admins.
T-Dog, ever the hero, died saving Carol when the prison was overrun by walkers.
D.C. was overrun by crack dealers, photos of whom my mother liked to take from our living room window.
However, D.C. can also be overrun with tourists, particularly as most of its well-known attractions are clustered in a small area.
The central island was designated as a "quarantine" zone, the former nature preserve now overrun with 'detainees'.
Then, if the lion stops suddenly, the man does not overrun before he can check his mount.
We no longer are overrun by flies in London in the summer months.
On one occasion, Cox was required by his employer to attend to his—Perkins'—garden which was overrun with weeds.
Both realized the fact that the country could easily be overrun.
Moreover, they were overrun with cockroaches, rats and other vermin.
1. A frequent consequence of data arriving faster than it can be consumed, especially in serial line communications. For example, at 9600 baud there is almost exactly one character per millisecond, so if a silo can hold only two characters and the machine takes longer than 2 milliseconds to get to service the interrupt, at least one character will be lost.
2. Also applied to non-serial-I/O communications. "I forgot to pay my electric bill due to mail overrun." "Sorry, I got four phone calls in 3 minutes last night and lost your message to overrun." When thrashing at tasks, the next person to make a request might be told "Overrun!" Compare firehose syndrome.
3. More loosely, may refer to a buffer overflow not necessarily related to processing time (as in overrun screw).