Definition of 'overrun'
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The project has been dogged by delays and cost overruns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The four others it is working on have been hobbled by delays and vast cost overruns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The documents show a series of problems and overruns costing hundreds of millions of pounds. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Infrastructure projects are prone to delays and big cost overruns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The town centre can be overrun with tourists. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The project has been hit by delays and cost overruns. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Leicester were being overrun in midfield and their defence looked as leaky as a colander. The Sun (2009)That stadium was blighted by cost overruns and delays. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the place is not overrun with tourists. The Sun (2013)But the constant laughing on set does mean filming can overrun. The Sun (2013)It was the railway works that caused all the delays and cost overruns. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Had one promising run but was often overrun in midfield. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Only the taxpayer is there to take financial pain if there are cost overruns or operational failures. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Another rebel-held town was overrun yesterday as the military continued to make gains. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We are told that the budget could overrun by 5 billion. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Not long afterwards, the country was overrun by war. Fairy Tales (1812) Budget overruns, delays and upsets have shown project management is no panacea. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Those who tried to form a human chain around the centre were quickly overrun and up to 25 were reported to have been arrested. Times, Sunday Times (2011)DOWNSIDE The town can get overrun by tourists. Times, Sunday Times (2008)After having visited for the first time last week, it's hard to imagine such a tranquil place being overrun by queues and people. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'overrun'
British English: overrun VERB
If an army or an armed force overruns a place, area, or country, it succeeds in occupying it very quickly.
A group of rebels overran the port area and most of the northern suburbs.
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