Overrun

Definition of Overrun

O`ver`run´
v. t.1.To run over; to grow or spread over in excess; to invade and occupy; to take possession of; as, the vine overran its trellis; the farm is overrun with witch grass.
[imp. Overran ; p. p. Overrun; p. pr. & vb. n. Overrunning. ]
Those barbarous nations that overran the world.
- Spenser.
2.To exceed in distance or speed of running; to go beyond or pass in running.
Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi.
- 2 Sam. xviii. 23.
3.To go beyond; to extend in part beyond; as, one line overruns another in length.
4.To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.
None of them the feeble overran.
- Spenser.
5.(Print.) To carry over, or back, as type, from one line or page into the next after, or next before.
v. i.1.To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to be beyond, or in excess.
Despised and trodden down of all that overran.
- Spenser.
2.(Print.) To extend beyond its due or desired length; as, a line, or advertisement, overruns.

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