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.
Examples from the Web for over-running
With ISIS over-running Syrian bases, the time might seem right for a grand alliance against the Islamic State.
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|Martyn Gregory|July 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A light click is desirable, just strong enough to hold the handle and keep the line from over-running.Fishing With The Fly|Charles F. Orvis and Others
Though she managed to keep her eyes upon her cup, Randalin could not hinder a wave of burning color from over-running her face.The Ward of King Canute|Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
The banks of the creek rose fifteen feet, or more, perpendicularly from constant floods, and often these banks were over-running.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
Try as he might, he could not keep the tears from over-running his eyelids.Dick in the Desert|James Otis
David took in hardly a word of the offer; his mind was over-running with his success, his praise.To Him That Hath|Leroy Scott
British Dictionary definitions for over-running
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)