v. t.1.To run over; to grow or spread over in excess; to invade and occupy; to take possession of; as, the vine overran its trellis; the farm is overrun with witch grass.
[imp. Overran ; p. p. Overrun; p. pr. & vb. n. Overrunning. ]
2.To exceed in distance or speed of running; to go beyond or pass in running.
Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi.
- 2 Sam. xviii. 23.
3.To go beyond; to extend in part beyond; as, one line overruns another in length.
4.To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.
5.(Print.) To carry over, or back, as type, from one line or page into the next after, or next before.
v. i.1.To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to be beyond, or in excess.
2.(Print.) To extend beyond its due or desired length; as, a line, or advertisement, overruns.
Noun1.overrun - too much production or more than expected
Synonyms: overproduction
Verb1.overrun - invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen"
Synonyms: infest
2.overrun - occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
Synonyms: infest, invade
3.overrun - flow or run over (a limit or brim)
4.overrun - seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"
5.overrun - run beyond or past; "The plane overran the runway"
Adj.1.overrun - (often followed by `with' or used in combination) troubled by or encroached upon in large numbers; "waters infested with sharks"; "shark-infested waters"; "the locust-overrun countryside"; "drug-plagued streets"
Synonyms: infested, plagued
1.overrun - A frequent consequence of data arriving faster than it can be consumed, especially in serial line communications. For example, at 9600 baud there is almost exactly one character per millisecond, so if a silo can hold only two characters and the machine takes longer than 2 milliseconds to get to service the interrupt, at least one character will be lost.
2.overrun - Also applied to non-serial-I/O communications. "I forgot to pay my electric bill due to mail overrun." "Sorry, I got four phone calls in 3 minutes last night and lost your message to overrun." When thrashing at tasks, the next person to make a request might be told "Overrun!" Compare firehose syndrome.
3.overrun - More loosely, may refer to a buffer overflow not necessarily related to processing time (as in overrun screw).
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Translate Overrun to German, Translate Overrun to French
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