Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun overrun

1 sense of overrun

Sense 1
overproduction, overrun -- (too much production or more than expected)
       => production -- ((economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb overrun

5 senses of overrun

Sense 1
infest, overrun -- (invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen")
       => invade, occupy -- (march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939")

Sense 2
invade, overrun, infest -- (occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North")
       => inhabit -- (be present in; "sweet memories inhabit this house")

Sense 3
overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over -- (flow or run over (a limit or brim))
       => spill, run out -- (flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table")

Sense 4
overrun -- (seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land")
       => get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up")

Sense 5
overrun -- (run beyond or past; "The plane overran the runway")
       => overshoot -- (aim too high; "The plan overshoots its aim")

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