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English noun: overrun

1. overrun (act) too much production or more than expected


Broader (hypernym)production

English verb: overrun

1. overrun (motion) invade in great numbers

SamplesThe roaches infested our kitchen.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)invade, occupy

2. overrun (stative) occupy in large numbers or live on a host

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

Synonymsinfest, invade

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)inhabit

3. overrun (motion) flow or run over (a limit or brim)

Synonymsbrim over, overflow, run over, well over

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)run out, spill

Narrower (hyponym)geyser

Entailcourse, feed, flow, run

4. overrun (competition) seize the position of and defeat

SamplesThe Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome

5. overrun (cognition) run beyond or past

SamplesThe plane overran the runway.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)overshoot

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