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English definition of “overrun”

overrun

noun [C or U]     /ˈəʊvəˌrʌn/
the fact that something has cost more money or taken more time than planned , or the additional amount of money or time spent : He expects the department to cover this year's overrun by moving money from development .an overrun of sth We found projects had an average time overrun of 17%.
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(Definition of overrun noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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