Definition of overrun

noun

an instance of something exceeding an expected or allowed time or cost.

In addition, we wish to discuss our costs overruns with yourselves and the client at your earliest convenience, in hopes of coming to some settlement that is fair to all parties.

continue beyond or above (an expected or allowed time or cost).

‘When the cost of projects overrun there are only two possible results.’

spread over or occupy (a place) in large numbers.

By the time he got there the place was overrun with seniors and juniors, and even a few college kids he'd known from the previous school year.

the movement of a vehicle at a speed greater than is imparted by the engine.

Interim glowing takes place when necessary, for example after extended overrun if engine temperature has reduced.

the movement or extension of something beyond an allotted or particular position or space.

the system acts as a brake to prevent cable overrun


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Example of overrun

  • ‘When the cost of projects overrun there are only two possible results.’

  • A wicked mayor plans to overrun the town with rats, close the local primary school and convert it into loft apartments.

  • an unexpectedly large cost overrun in the program

  • As I approached the runway overrun , I started easing the power back and touched down on speed 300 feet down the runway.

  • By the time he got there the place was overrun with seniors and juniors, and even a few college kids he'd known from the previous school year.

  • Easier for many to manage smaller parcels of land, especially when engaged in continual battle with the wilderness that threatened to overrun their farms and their lives.

  • he mustn't overrun his budget

  • He said he also could not say if there was a cost overrun on the Mason Hall project, since that was an issue between the owner, contractor and sub-contractor.

  • Holt burst into Ilkley's box and appeared to overrun the ball beyond the dead ball line by a yard and a half.

  • I just have this image in my head of a quiet suburban street being overrun by Aliens loping on all fours over the tarmac.


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