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Idioms for run

Origin of run

before 900; (v.) Middle English rinnen, rennen, partly < Old Norse rinna, renna, partly continuing Old English rinnan; cognate with German rinnen; form run orig. past participle, later extended to present tense; (noun and adj.) derivative of the v.

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British Dictionary definitions for run over (1 of 2)

run over

verb

(tr, adverb) to knock down (a person) with a moving vehicle
(intr) to overflow the capacity of (a container)
(intr, preposition) to examine hastily or make a rapid survey of
(intr, preposition) to exceed (a limit)we've run over our time

British Dictionary definitions for run over (2 of 2)

run
/ (rʌn) /

verb runs, running, ran or run

noun

Word Origin for run

Old English runnen, past participle of (ge) rinnan; related to Old Frisian, Old Norse rinna, Old Saxon, Gothic, Old High German rinnan
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Idioms and Phrases with run over (1 of 2)

run over

1

Knock down and, often, pass over, as in The car ran over our dog. [First half of 1900s]

2

Review quickly, as in I'll run over the speech one more time. [Early 1600s]

3

Overflow, as in This pot's running over. This usage appears in the well-known Twenty-third Psalm: “My cup runneth over [with God's bounty].”

4

Go beyond, exceed, as in I've run over the allotted time, but there are still questions. [Early 1500s]

Idioms and Phrases with run over (2 of 2)

run

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