Translation of overrun in Spanish:

overrun

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense of/pasado de -ran past participle of/participio pasado de, -run)

/ˌəʊvərˈrʌn; ˌəʊvəˈrʌn/
  • 1.1 (invade, swarm over) invadir to be overrun with sth estar* plagado de algo the place was overrun with cockroaches el lugar estaba plagado or infestado de cucarachas
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    • The aftermath of the war also means that the city isn't overrun by tourists and there are few places selling tacky souvenirs at inflated prices.
    • A wicked mayor plans to overrun the town with rats, close the local primary school and convert it into loft apartments.
    • The site was overrun by rats which is why they brought the rifle.
    1.2 (exceed) exceder
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    • With Scottish elections due next year and the devolved parliament already under fire for costs overrunning on its new building, that would be a severe blow to devolution.
    • Later on we learned that Cornelius had been allowed to overrun by an hour, curfew be damned.
    • The finance minister insisted it was a myth that major projects such as the building of Dublin's port tunnel habitually overran to the cost of several hundred million euros.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense of/pasado de -ran past participle of/participio pasado de, -run)

/ˌəʊvərˈrʌn; ˌəʊvəˈrʌn/
  • the meeting overran by half an hour la reunión se prolongó media hora más de lo previsto

noun/nombre

/ˈəʊvərrʌn; ˈəʊvərʌn/
  • we will not allow any budget overruns no admitiremos que se exceda or se rebase el presupuesto the article had a 400-word overrun el artículo sobrepasaba en 400 palabras la longitud establecida

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