Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

run over

verb

Definition of run over

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to exceed a limit

  3. 2 :  overflow

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to go over, examine, repeat, or rehearse quickly

  6. 2 :  to collide with, knock down, and often drive over <ran over a dog>



Examples of run over in a sentence

  1. <let's run over this dance number one more time>

  2. <I could run over right now if that's good for you.>



15th Century

First Known Use of run over

15th century



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up run over? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a timid, meek, or unassertive person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

disapprove reduce soothe perplex
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ