AskDefine | Define overran

Dictionary Definition

overrun adj : (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" [syn: infested, plagued] n : too much production or more than expected [syn: overproduction]

Verb

1 invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen" [syn: infest]
2 occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North" [syn: invade, infest]
3 flow or run over (a limit or brim) [syn: overflow, well over, run over, brim over]
4 seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"
5 run beyond or past; "The plane overran the runway" [also: overrunning, overran]overran See overrun

User Contributed Dictionary

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Pronunciation

  • /'ovəɻan/

Verb

overran
  1. past tense of overrun
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