Translation of overrun in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense of -ran past participle of -runAmerican 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 of -ran past participle of -runAmerican English: /ˌoʊvərˈrən/ British English: /əʊvəˈrʌn/
nounAmerican English: /ˈoʊvərˌrən/ British English: /ˈəʊvərʌn/
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