overrun

Primary Meanings of overrun

1.
v
seize the position of and defeat
2.
vn
run beyond or past
too much production or more than expected
Full Definitions of overrun
1

v seize the position of and defeat

“the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land”
Type of:
defeat, get the better of, overcome
win a victory over

v occupy in large numbers or live on a host

Synonyms:
infest, invade
Type of:
inhabit
be present in

v invade in great numbers

Synonyms:
infest
Type of:
invade, occupy
march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
2

v run beyond or past

“The plane overran the runway”
Type of:
overshoot
aim too high

v flow or run over (a limit or brim)

Synonyms:
brim over, overflow, run over, well over
Types:
geyser
to overflow like a geyser
Type of:
run out, spill
flow, run or fall out and become lost

n too much production or more than expected

Synonyms:
overproduction
Type of:
production
(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale

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