overrun overrun  /ˈoʊ vər ˌrən/

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. But if you overrun us, we just might strike first.
  2. Veliotis says that the company never specifically offered Hidalgo a reward for helping get it a good overrun settlement.
  3. Asperger's keen insights languished in Europe's postwar turmoil, and Kanner's were overrun by the Freudian juggernaut.

News

  1. Neighbors demand action on house overrun with cats

    Vicki Harris lives across the street from a place that she says is overrun with cats and attracting flies, and hasn't been lived in for a couple of years.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WLWT-TV Cincinnati

  2. Lavonia animal shelter needs donated supplies

    Shelter in Lavonia currently is overrun with puppies, adult dogs and litters of kittens
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Anderson Independent-Mail

  3. Expert Panel to Discuss How Companies Can Flourish in an “End-User Driven World”

    As the world is becoming overrun with personal technology devices and the phenomenal growth of mobile technology, the rise of the tech-savvy digital end user is creating historic c
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "If we do not defeat these enemies now, we will leave our children to face a Middle East overrun by terrorist states and radical dictators armed with nuclear weapons," Bush said. "We are in a war that will set the course for this new century...
    on Sep 12, 2006 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

  2. Without Crandall's actions, the embattled men at Ia Drang would have died in much the same way - "cut off, surrounded by numerically superior forces, overrun and butchered to the last man," the infantry commander, Lt. Col. Harold Moore, wrote in...
    on Feb 23, 2007 By: Harold Moore Source: Forbes

  3. "I am gravely concerned about the situation in Pakistan, not because I think that they're immediately going to be overrun and the Taliban would take over in Pakistan," Obama said. "I'm more concerned that the civilian government there right...
    on Apr 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters UK

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