Translation of "overrun" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈrʌn/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ present participle overrunning, past tense overran, past participle overrun

If unwanted people or things overrun, they fill a place quickly and in large numbers. (of unwanted people or things) to fill a place quickly in large numbers

invadir, plagar
Rebel soldiers overran the embassy last night.
Our kitchen is overrun with cockroaches.

to continue past an intended limit, especially a finishing time or a cost

exceder, prolongarse más de lo previsto
My evening class overran by ten minutes.
It looks as if we’re going to overrun our budget.
overrun noun uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈrʌn/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈrʌn/

(Translation of “overrun” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /əuvəˈran/ (present participle overrunning, past tense overran /-ˈran/, past participle overrun)

to fill, occupy or take possession of

invadir, tomar; estar plagado de
The house was overrun with mice.

to continue longer than intended

rebasar, exceder
The programme overran by five minutes.

(Translation of “overrun” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)