Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: overrun
IPA transcription: ['oʊvɚɹ,ʌn]
Pronunciations of overrun
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: overproduction, overrun
    Meaning: too much production or more than expected
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: infest, overrun
    Meaning: invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen"
Usage examples
  • They come to overrun the Earthlings, destroy their cities, take their projectiles.
  • His holt can very well be passed, his delicious scent may be overrun; but the pure-bred Otterhound is equal to all occasions.
  • Walled in by houses; overrun by grass and weeds, the growth of vegetation's death, not life; choked up with too much burying; fat with repleted appetite.
  • The fort was sound asleep, secure in an eternal certainty that the domain which it guarded would never be overrun by American settlers as California and Oregon had been.
  • At a bend in the road opposite the water-lily swamp, while I was cooling myself in the shade of a friendly pine-tree,--enjoying at the same time a fence overrun with Cherokee roses,--a man and his little boy came along in a wagon.
  • Indeed, it was an object of some curiosity, its old tower being completely overrun with ivy so that only here and there a jutting buttress, an angle of gray wall, or a fantastically carved ornament peered through the verdant covering.
  • The miner, wherever he went, sounded the knell of fur-trading; and the trapper did not like to have his game preserve overrun by fellows who scared off all animals from traps, set fire going to clear away underbrush, and owned responsibility to no authority.
  • In 1050, they had penetrated to Bagdad, and their great chief, Togrul Beg, had declared himself "defender of the faith and protector of the Caliph." Armenia had next been overrun, and those portions of it which had not been annexed to the empire, and still obeyed independent princes, had been conquered by 1064.
  • Scarcely a perceptible trace of color, one would say, yet we find in the Springfield paper a leading article beginning with the startling announcement, "Our State is threatened to be overrun with free negroes." The county was one of the richest in Illinois, possessed of a soil of inexhaustible fertility, and divided to the best advantage between prairie and forest.
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