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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.


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Overrun Translations

overrun in Spanish is exceder