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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 overran
 overrun的過去形

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·run v. t. [imp. Overran p. p. Overrun; p. pr. & vb. n. Overrunning. ]
 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.
    Those barbarous nations that overran the world.   --Spenser.
 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.
 Note:In machinery, a sliding piece is said to overrun its bearing when its forward end goes beyond it.
 4. To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.
    None of them the feeble overran.   --Spenser.
 5. Print. (a) To carry over, or back, as type, from one line or page into the next after, or next before. (b) To extend the contents of (a line, column, or page) into the next line, column, or page.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 overrun
      adj : (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"
            [syn: infested, plagued]
      n : too much production or more than expected [syn: overproduction]
      v 1: invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen"
           [syn: infest]
      2: occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant
         infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
         [syn: invade, infest]
      3: flow or run over (a limit or brim) [syn: overflow, well
         over, run over, brim over]
      4: seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran
         much of the Holy Land"
      5: run beyond  or past; "The plane overran the runway"
      [also: overrunning, overran]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 overran
      See overrun