[ ruhn-oh-ver ]
/ ˈrʌnˌoʊ vər /
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noun Printing.
the amount of type matter for a given article, story, etc., that is carried over to another page, column, or line.
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Origin of runover

First recorded in 1930–35; noun use of verb phrase run over
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British Dictionary definitions for runover

run over

(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
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Other Idioms and Phrases with runover

run over


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


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


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].”


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

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