too much production or more than expected
invade in great numbers
"the roaches infested our kitchen"
invade, overrun, infest(verb)
occupy in large numbers or live on a host
"the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over(verb)
flow or run over (a limit or brim)
seize the position of and defeat
"the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"
run beyond or past
"The plane overran the runway"
An instance of overrunning
The amount by which something overruns
At least this year's overrun isn't as unmanagable as last year!
To defeat an enemy and invade in great numbers, seizing his positions conclusively.
To infest, swarm over, flow over
To run past; exceed
To continue for too long.
To readjust by shifting the excess letter(s) to the next line of a set type
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-vėr-run′, v.t. to run or spread over: to grow over: to spread over and take possession of: to crush down: (B.) to run faster than: to pass in running: to extend composed types beyond their first limit.—v.i. to run over: to extend beyond the right length, as a line or page in printing.—n. Overrun′ner, one that overruns.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. [techspeak] Term for a frequent consequence of data arriving faster than it can be consumed, esp. 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 msec to get to service the interrupt, at least one character will be lost. 2. 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. More loosely, may refer to a buffer overflow not necessarily related to processing time (as in overrun screw).
The numerical value of overrun in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of overrun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What should we do? We can't let the forest be overrun by foxes! What about my kits?
By Thanksgiving things had exploded. The hospital was getting overrun by Ebola patients.
We are not overrun with college students, we are overrun with thugs, and that is the problem. It is impossible to pass laws that people who do not follow the laws will obey.
Political dialogue won't work if Hadi is overrun and captured, and Aden falls, which could happen very quickly, all sides recognize that there really isn't any alternative but to reach an agreement on power-sharing.
We don't see that they are going to be overrun, we don't think we will see here in Afghanistan what we have seen in Iraq, the Afghan security forces are much more stable. But the cost will be enormous and it will take a long time, the next five years, until they will be more efficient and better equipped so they can do the fight with less cost.
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