- 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.
Words nearby overrun
How to use overrun in a sentence
Despite its successful engine test Thursday, the program has suffered years of setbacks, delays and significant cost overruns.As a member of Congress, Bill Nelson flew to space. As NASA administrator, he’ll face a host of challenges.|Christian Davenport|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
Construction started in 2017 but mostly stopped in September 2020, after the contractor quit over what it said were 2 ½ years of delays and hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of cost overruns.Purple Line opponents argue that construction violates federal water protections|Katherine Shaver|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
In response, Metro Chief Operating Officer Joe Leader said software has been updated in 7000-series trains to help prevent overruns while Metro also installs a similar system in 6000-series trains.Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport likely to open around February, Metro says|Justin George|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
A Macquarie spokesman declined to comment on the bankruptcies or any cost overruns or delays on the Kentucky project.Maryland selects Transurban, Macquarie to develop toll lanes for Beltway, I-270|Katherine Shaver|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
The cost overruns resulted from a lawsuit, slower-than-expected right of way acquisition and delays in obtaining design and permit approvals.Maryland board approves $250 million legal deal to complete Purple Line construction|Katherine Shaver|December 16, 2020|Washington Post
Islands overrun by flawed people, both indigenous and imperialist.
He was one of six children who had been in the Ebola isolation center that had been overrun.
Had they overrun the Iraqi unit,” Dempsey said, “it was a straight shot to the airport.
The episode includes satirical images of crime-ridden, rat-infested slums overrun by child-biting monkeys.Mr. Simpson Goes to Washington: How Homer Influenced Politics|Asawin Suebsaeng|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Abby Haglage|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before the country was overrun by the white man, they probably inhabited the region bordering on the Mississippi.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
Better let France overrun Hanover, for, as we shall possess her colonies, we can force her to surrender it again.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
They have been sheltering refugees from every nation that has been devastated and overrun by the mad Huns.Private Peat|Harold R. Peat
The consequence was that the whole city was overrun with pamphlets.
This place is completely overrun by soldiers passing and repassing.A Confederate Girl's Diary|Sarah Margan Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for overrun
- to print (a book, journal, etc) in a greater quantity than ordered
- to print additional copies of (a publication)