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Synonyms for overrun
ˌoʊ vərˈrʌn; ˈoʊ vərˌrʌnover·run

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overrun

    lay-waste, devastate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overproduction, overrunverb

    too much production or more than expected


  2. infest, overrunverb

    invade in great numbers

    "the roaches infested our kitchen"

    well over, overflow, brim over, infest, run over, invade

  3. invade, overrun, infestverb

    occupy in large numbers or live on a host

    "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"

    well over, invade, encroach upon, intrude on, run over, brim over, obtrude upon, occupy, overflow, infest

  4. overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim oververb

    flow or run over (a limit or brim)

    overflow, run down, run over, bubble over, brim over, invade, spill over, infest, well over

  5. overrunverb

    seize the position of and defeat

    "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"

    well over, overflow, brim over, infest, run over, invade

  6. overrunverb

    run beyond or past

    "The plane overran the runway"

    well over, overflow, brim over, infest, run over, invade

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. overrunverb

    run over, spread over

  2. overrunverb

    ravage, devastate, despoil, lay waste

  3. overrunverb

    overflow, run over

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. overrunverb

    infringe, invade

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How to use overrun in a sentence?

  1. Farhad Sediqi:

    I am very concerned with the security situation when the Taliban are able to overrun or threaten our provinces and when we have no head of defense or intelligence.

  2. Carl DeMaio:

    California is being overrun by rodents, without immediate emergency action by state and local government, we face significant economic costs and risk a public health crisis.

  3. Donald Trump:

    If you're weak, which some people would like you to be, if you're really, really, pathetically weak, the country's going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart. That's a tough dilemma. Perhaps I'd rather be strong, but that's a tough dilemma.

  4. Zaw Aye Maung:

    We are now in danger of being overrun by these Bangladeshis.

  5. Graeme Smith:

    The loss of a provincial capital would have profound effects, even if the city was overrun only for a matter of hours.

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Translations for overrun

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  • تجاوزArabic
  • سرازیر شدنPersian
  • voorbijlopen, overstromen, overschrijding, overschijden, overrompelen, overstroming, overrompeling, inhalenDutch
  • infestarPortuguese
  • översvämmaSwedish

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