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  Words related to overrun

Related / Similar Words: overproduction, infest, overflow, well over, run over, brim over, invade, infested, plagued

 

Definition:
  • too much production or more than expected;
  • run beyond or past; "The plane overran the runway";
  • seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land";
  • invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen";
  • flow or run over (a limit or brim);
  • occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North";
  • (often followed by `with'' or used in combination) troubled by or encroached upon in large numbers; "waters infested with sharks"; "shark-infested waters"; "the locust-overrun countryside"; "drug-plagued streets";

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    Hyponyms: geyser

     

    Entailments: run, flow, feed, course

     

    Derivational Morphology: overflow, well over, run over, brim over, overproduce, infestation, plague, overproduction, runoff, overspill, flood, outpouring, invasion, encroachment, intrusion

     

     
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