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English definition of “overrun”

overrun

verb
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈrʌn/ (present participle overrunning, past tense overran, past participle overrun)
FILL [T] If something unpleasant overruns a place, it fills it in large numbers: [often passive] The house was overrun by rats. Troops overran the city.Filling and completing
CONTINUE [I] UK to continue for a longer time than planned: Sorry I'm late, but the meeting overran by 20 minutes.Continue and last
(Definition of overrun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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