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run sb/sth over

phrasal verb with run
 
 
/rʌn/ verb ( present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
B2 to hit someone or something with a vehicle and drive over them, injuring or killing them: He was run over by a bus as he crossed the road.Accidents involving vehicles
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