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oh ver ruhn

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

  • The Viet Cong had steadily harassed Dak Son, and four times this year had mounted an attack and tried to overrun it; each time they had been stopped short of the defense .
  • But that's a small point, compared with the larger issue that has clouded this summer: How can you sustain a democracy if one of the two major political parties has been overrun by .
  • But if you overrun us, we just might strike first.
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  • President Bush in Washington Post
    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...
  • Harold Moore in Forbes
    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...
  • Barack Obama in Reuters UK
    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...

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