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English definition of “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 verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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