overran overran  /ˈoʊ vər ˈræn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) too much production or more than expected
  2. (v) invade in great numbers
  3. (v) occupy in large numbers or live on a host
  4. (v) flow or run over (a limit or brim)
  5. (v) seize the position of and defeat
  6. (v) run beyond or past

Usage(s):

  1. His fighters, that source says, overran Afghan outposts and even planted bombs in the town, but French commandos and Afghan militiamen thwarted the offensive.
  2. In the predawn darkness, the ragtag irregulars set up roadblocks, sabotaged communications lines, and overran police stations all over the country.
  3. The Taliban, who overran most of Afghanistan in 1996, are a militia driven by an extremely harsh Medieval interpretation of Sunni Islam.

News

  1. Gunmen in western Iraq kill 14 at Ramadan meal

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen overran an Iraqi army checkpoint and opened fire on a trailer packed with policemen breaking their Ramadan fast, killing 14 in the country's restive western Anbar province, authorities said Thursday.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Iraq Attacks Leave 31 Dead, Mostly Security Forces

    Gunmen overran an Iraqi army checkpoint and then fired on a trailer packed with policemen breaking their Ramadan fast in the western Anbar province, authorities said Thursday.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. China central bank office mobbed by borrowers seeking free loans

    BEIJING (Reuters) - About 1,000 hopeful borrowers overran a branch of China's central bank as a rumor spread that it was handing out zero-interest loans, media said on Thursday, illustrating how Chinese financial know-how badly lags growth in banking products. Police were called in on Tuesday to disperse the crowd, which had gathered for days outside the central bank in Beihai in the southern ...
    on July 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I thought we played on our heels from the very get-go," said Coach Phil Jackson. "They overran us: . We never met that energy all night tonight."
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Phil Jackson Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I overran it," Pedroia said. "It was hit real hard. I thought I was going to have to backhand it, and I kind of got to it quicker than I thought I was, and I kind of turned my glove over when I did that and it went between my legs. It's one...
    on Apr 25, 2009 By: Dustin Pedroia Source: MLB.com

  3. "He comes out of nowhere. I actually thought he overran the ball," said quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "When Troy starts running with the ball, you never know what's going to happen. I was just so happy that he scored."
    on Jan 18, 2009 By: Ben Roethlisberger Source: Beaver County Times

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