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Definition of Overrun


  1. of Overrun
  2. To run over; to grow or spread over in excess; to invade and occupy; to take possession of; as, the vine overran its trellis; the farm is overrun with witch grass.
  3. To exceed in distance or speed of running; to go beyond or pass in running.
  4. To go beyond; to extend in part beyond; as, one line overruns another in length.
  5. To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.
  6. To carry over, or back, as type, from one line or page into the next after, or next before.
  7. To extend the contents of (a line, column, or page) into the next line, column, or page.
  8. To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to be beyond, or in excess.
  9. To extend beyond its due or desired length; as, a line, or advertisement, overruns.

Overrun Quotations

As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.
Hunter S. Thompson

We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep and conformists.
Bill Maher

Well, I think indigenous peoples have ways of living on the Earth that they've had forever. And they've been overrun by organized religion, which has had a lot of money and power.
Alice Walker

The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.
Carl Bernstein

If it had been our intention to take Iraq, if it had been our intention to destroy the country, if it had been our intention to overrun the country, we could have done it unopposed.
Norman Schwarzkopf
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Overrun Translations

overrun in Spanish is exceder

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