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Definition of Overrun

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

Thankfully, dreams can change. If we'd all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.
Stephen Colbert

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

It took the Gulf War to demonstrate that America did want more than one friend in the Mideast, and also was willing to take and make major risks to prevent a small Muslim country, Kuwait, from being overrun and in effect stolen by Iraq.
Caspar Weinberger

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
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Overrun Translations

overrun in Spanish is exceder
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