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English noun: overrun

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


Synonymsoverproduction


Broader (hypernym)production


English verb: overrun

1. overrun (motion) invade in great numbers


SamplesThe roaches infested our kitchen.


Synonymsinfest


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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