Associations to the word «Overrun»


OVERRUN, verb. To defeat an enemy and invade in great numbers, seizing his positions conclusively.
OVERRUN, verb. To infest, swarm over, flow over.
OVERRUN, verb. To run past; to run beyond.
OVERRUN, verb. To continue for too long.
OVERRUN, verb. (printing) To carry (some type, a line or column, etc.) backward or forward into an adjacent line or page.
OVERRUN, verb. To go beyond; to extend in part beyond.
OVERRUN, verb. To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.
OVERRUN, noun. An instance of overrunning
OVERRUN, noun. The amount by which something overruns
OVERRUN THE CONSTABLE, verb. Alternative form of outrun the constable

Dictionary definition

OVERRUN, noun. Too much production or more than expected.
OVERRUN, verb. Invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen".
OVERRUN, verb. Occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North".
OVERRUN, verb. Flow or run over (a limit or brim).
OVERRUN, verb. Seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land".
OVERRUN, verb. Run beyond or past; "The plane overran the runway".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche