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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To defeat utterly and occupy the positions of. Also: To race faster, further, or better than.

Usage examples (37)
  • So it just kind of overran us and we were just trying to find shelter.
  • The press of the urban overran the fertile fields.
  • "That new French army that came at noon overran us."
  • At the time, militias overran the Iraqi security forces. for more
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