Translation of overrun in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense overran past participle overrunAmerican English: /ˌoʊvərˈrən/ British English: /əʊvəˈrʌn/
- 1 (invade, swarm over) to be overrun
withsomethingestar plagadothe place was overrun with cockroaches dealgoel lugar estaba plagado or infestado de cucarachasExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (exceed)Example sentences
- 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 past tense overran past participle overrunAmerican English: /ˌoʊvərˈrən/ British English: /əʊvəˈrʌn/
nounAmerican English: /ˈoʊvərˌrən/ British English: /ˈəʊvərʌn/
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