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Definition 1: too much production or more than expected - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for overrun in the sense of this definition

(overrun is a kind of ...) (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale

"he introduced more efficient methods of production"

Definition 2: run beyond or past - [verb of cognition]

Samples where overrun or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The plane overran the runway

(overrun is a kind of ...) aim too high

"The plan overshoots its aim"

Definition 3: seize the position of and defeat - [verb of competition]

Samples where overrun or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land

(overrun is a kind of ...) win a victory over

"You must overcome all difficulties" "defeat your enemies" "He overcame his shyness" "He overcame his infirmity" "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

Definition 4: flow or run over (a limit or brim) - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for overrun in the sense of this definition

(overrun is a kind of ...) flow, run or fall out and become lost

"The milk spilled across the floor" "The wine spilled onto the table"

(... is a kind of overrun ) to overflow like a geyser

(overrun implies ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

Definition 5: invade in great numbers - [verb of motion]

Samples where overrun or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the roaches infested our kitchen

Synonyms for overrun in the sense of this definition

(overrun is a kind of ...) march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation

"Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"

Definition 6: occupy in large numbers or live on a host - [verb of stative]

Samples where overrun or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North

Synonyms for overrun in the sense of this definition

(overrun is a kind of ...) be present in

"sweet memories inhabit this house"

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