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
Examples from the Web for overrun
Contemporary Examples of overrun
He was one of six children who had been in the Ebola isolation center that had been overrun.The Photojournalist Who Stared Down Ebola
November 8, 2014
Had they overrun the Iraqi unit,” Dempsey said, “it was a straight shot to the airport.Iraqis Swear: Baghdad Airport is Safe From ISIS
October 13, 2014
Hospitals, overrun with Ebola patients and low on supplies, are not available for his 8-month pregnant wife.Courageous Filmmakers Are Fighting Ebola On Screen
August 20, 2014
A day after launching, the site was overrun with trolls and taken down by admins.ReaganBook Is the Latest Conservative #Fail
July 31, 2014
The soon-vacated site was then overrun by Taliban forces, who had to be driven out roughly a month later by the Afghan army.Exclusive: CIA Falls Back in Afghanistan
May 5, 2014
Historical Examples of overrun
Whatever the cause of the war, it's the bitterness of death for these people to be overrun.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
They overrun the seven continents and their respective seas.Rosinante to the Road Again
John Dos Passos
The benefit overran the merit the first day, and has overrun the merit ever since.Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The surrounding walls are overrun with vines and bordered by pear trees.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
This court is overrun with Jesuits, and we must needs adopt their vernacular.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess
Henry W. Fischer
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)