- n a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
- n the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
- v rule against
- v prevail over
health considerations override financial concerns
- v counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
- v ride (a horse) too hard
- No real surprise here: The House fell short in its effort to override President Bush's veto of legislation expanding SCHIP, the state children's health insurance program.
- The House immediately voted to override by a 316-108 margin, and the Senate passed the original $289 billion bill in a similar 81-15 squeaker, so this is almost certain to be the .
- Understanding how to override the microRNA could allow scientists to activate the virus and then kill it using acyclovir.
- Nancy Pelosi in FOXNews
We will begin to reassert that moral authority by attempting to override the president's veto next week,said Pelosi, D-Calif.
- Harry Reid in Washington Post
When we override this irresponsible veto,said Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), "perhaps the president will finally recognize that Congress is an equal branch of government and reconsider his many other reckless veto threats."
- Alastair Campbell in Global Security Newswire
At no time did I ever ask him to beef up, to override, any of the judgments that he had,Campbell said.