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overrunverb

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈrʌn/ us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈrʌn/ present participle overrunning, past tense overran, past participle overrun
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overrunverb [T]

us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈrʌn/ present participle overrunning, past tense overran /ˌoʊ·vərˈræn/ , past participle overrun
to spread over an area quickly and in large numbers: The city has become increasingly unpleasant because it is overrun with tourists.
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overrunverb [I]

uk   /ˌəʊvəˈrʌn/ us   overrunning, overran, overrun
to continue past an agreed or expected limit, especially a finishing time or a cost: Analysts say the cost of the improvements are bound to overrun.overrun by 10 minutes/2 weeks/$1 million, etc. The 45 minutes allocated for the briefing overran by almost 30 minutes.

overrunnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈəʊvəˌrʌn/ us  
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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