verb (used with object), o·ver·ran, o·ver·run, o·ver·run·ning.
- to print additional copies of (a book, pamphlet, etc.) in excess of the original or the usual order.
- to carry over (type or words) to another page.
- to sail past (an intended stopping or turning point) by accident.
- (of a ship) to complete (a schedule of calls) more rapidly than anticipated.
verb (used without object), o·ver·ran, o·ver·run, o·ver·run·ning.
Origin of overrun
Related Words for over-runningimposition, encroachment, interference, invasion, incursion, intervention, inundation, spate, avalanche, barrage, cataclysm, torrent, deluge, swamp, flood, engulf, submerge, overflow, overrun, raid
Examples from the Web for over-running
Contemporary Examples of over-running
With ISIS over-running Syrian bases, the time might seem right for a grand alliance against the Islamic State.U.S. and Iran Hit ISIS, Ignore Each Other
August 26, 2014
It appears that two days into their 3-day Hard Rock Calling Festival, they were unwilling to risk sanction by over-running.Springsteen and McCartney Rock in Hyde Park Until the Promoter Pulled the Plug
July 16, 2012
Historical Examples of over-running
But we are over-running our dates and must return to events at the isthmus.The Panama Canal
J. Saxon Mills
The accident was caused by the over-running of a bullock which had strayed upon the line.Norfolk Annals
Try as he might, he could not keep the tears from over-running his eyelids.Dick in the Desert
She was quite breathless, and looked sick and faint with over-running.The Late Miss Hollingford
No advantage is obtained by over-running a Nernst lamp, this only shortening its life without increasing the light.Wireless Transmission of Photographs
Marcus J. Martin
verb (ˌəʊvəˈrʌn) -runs, -running, -ran or -run
- to print (a book, journal, etc) in a greater quantity than ordered
- to print additional copies of (a publication)