Definition for overran (2 of 2)
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 overran
Al-Qaeda overran Lahij on August 11 unchallenged, bombed the buildings specified in the memos, then left.Obama’s ‘Yemen Model’ for the War on ISIS Is a Wreck|Shuaib Almosawa|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Yazidis, members of an ancient religious sect, fled when the Islamic State overran their homes.Will U.S. Troops Stand By While ISIS Starves Thousands?|Jacob Siegel|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, the separatists boasted at the end of June of capturing a Buk system when they overran a Ukrainian base.
An American Airlines jet overran a runway in Jamaica on Tuesday night, injuring 91 people on board.
Alexander overran the whole of Finland with his troops, and in 1809 it was permanently annexed to the Russian empire.The Empire of Russia|John S. C. Abbott
In 1780 they took Charleston and Augusta, and overran Georgia.Pioneers of the Old Southwest|Constance Lindsay Skinner
In the spring, at the head of his legions, he overran Armenia and formed it into a province.A Smaller History of Rome|William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
Whatever the regular troops spared was devoured by bands of marauders who overran almost every barony in the island.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Cholera came from Singapore and overran the whole Archipelago.The History of Sulu|Najeeb M. Saleeby
British Dictionary definitions for overran
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)