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
withsth estar* plagado dealgo the place was overrun with cockroaches el lugar estaba plagado or infestado de cucarachasMore example sentences1.2 (exceed) exceder
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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.
- 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/
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.