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 overrun
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.
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
A day after launching, the site was overrun with trolls and taken down by admins.
The soon-vacated site was then overrun by Taliban forces, who had to be driven out roughly a month later by the Afghan army.
The speech has been made, but it will never be written, if I am overrun as I have been ever since it was spoken.Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 1|Samuel J. Tilden
A country may be overrun by an armed host, but it is only conquered by the establishment of fortresses.Essays on Life, Art and Science|Samuel Butler
We've got to stand together now, or we'll be overrun with sheep.The Eagle's Heart|Hamlin Garland
If you have a barn or a house that is overrun with mice, there is nothing that will be more certain to drive them out than an owl.Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy|Frank Richard Stockton
The Power that wants to overrun all the rest, or the Country that only defends itself?Springhaven|R. D. Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for overrun
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)