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  Definition of Overrun
  1. too much production or more than expected
  2. run beyond or past; "The plane overran the runway"
  3. seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"
  4. invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen"
  5. flow or run over (a limit or brim)
  6. occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
  7. (often followed by `with'' or used in combination) troubled by or encroached upon in large numbers; "waters infested with sharks"; "shark-infested waters"; "the locust-overrun countryside"; "drug-plagued streets"
Similar Words: overproduction, infest, overflow, well over, run over, brim over, invade, infested, plagued

 

Hyponyms: geyser

 

Entailments: run, flow, feed, course

 

Derivational Morphology: overflow, well over, run over, brim over, overproduce, infestation, plague, overproduction, runoff, overspill, flood, outpouring, invasion, encroachment, intrusion

 

 
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