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verb overrun pronunciation in American English /ˌoʊvərˈrʌn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyoverrun
he/she/itoverruns
present participleoverrunning
past tenseoverran
past participleoverrun

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  1. 2
    [transitive] to defeat an enemy in war and take the land that they control

    His troops overran two-thirds of the country.

  2. 3
    [transitive] [usually passive] to be present in a place in such large amounts or numbers that it is dangerous or unpleasant

    a city completely overrun by crime

    The mall was overrun with holiday shoppers.

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