Definition for O-VER-RUN'

O-VER-RUN', v.t.1

  1. To run or spread over; to grow over; to cover all over. The sluggard's farm is overrun with weeds. Some plants unchecked will soon overrun a field. The Canada thistle is overrunning the northern parts of New England, as it has overrun Normandy.
  2. To march or rove over; to harass by hostile incursions; to ravage. The south of Europe was formerly overrun by the Goths, Vandals and other barbarians.
  3. To outrun; to run faster than another and leave him behind. Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi. 2 Sam. xviii.
  4. To overspread with numbers. Were it not for the ibis, it has been supposed Egypt would be overrun with crocodiles.
  5. To injure by treading down.
  6. Among printers, to change the disposition of types and carry those of one line into another, either in correction, or in the contraction or extension of columns.

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