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 overranraid, swamp, overwhelm, rout, massacre, occupy, inundate, deluge, choke, ravage, beset, overflow, invade, trim, lick, beat, inroad, drub, clobber, lambaste
Examples from the Web for overran
Contemporary Examples of 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
September 12, 2014
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?
August 7, 2014
Indeed, the separatists boasted at the end of June of capturing a Buk system when they overran a Ukrainian base.MH17 Was Awful, but It’s Probably Unique
July 21, 2014
An American Airlines jet overran a runway in Jamaica on Tuesday night, injuring 91 people on board.How Safe Is Your Airline?
August 23, 2009
Historical Examples of overran
In Greece it was first the rude Hellenes who overran the Pelasgians.A Short History of Spain
Mary Platt Parmele
That divine pity which only a woman can feel filled and overran her heart.Nell, of Shorne Mills
Then crossing the Adda, they overran the country as far as Milan.History Of Florence And Of The Affairs Of Italy
They infested the ships, they overran the wharves, they traversed the sewers.Eben Holden
The Boxers, practising their mystic rites, overran the district.The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's
A. Mildred Cable
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)