overrun


overrun

verb

Definition of OVERRUN

1
to enter for conquest or plunder <waves of barbarians overran the Roman Empire during its long decline>
Synonyms foray (into), overrun, raid
Near Antonyms defend, guard, protect, safeguard, shield, ward; defy, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; capitulate (to), cede (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to)
2
to go beyond the limit of <he must not overrun his authority as governor>
3
to spread or swarm over in a troublesome manner <ants are overrunning the garden>
Synonyms overrun

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