run·​over | \ ˈrən-ˌō-vər How to pronounce runover (audio) \

Definition of runover

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: matter for publication that exceeds the space allotted


\ ˈrən-ˈō-vər How to pronounce run-over (audio) \

Definition of run-over (Entry 2 of 3)

: extending beyond the allotted space

run over

ran over; run over; running over; runs over

Definition of run over (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to exceed a limit
2 : overflow

transitive verb

1 : to go over, examine, repeat, or rehearse quickly
2 : to collide with, knock down, and often drive over ran over a dog

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Synonyms for runover

Synonyms: Verb

exercise, practice (also practise), rehearse

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Examples of runover in a Sentence


let's run over this dance number one more time I could run over right now if that's good for you.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Mahan said the van then sped up and ran over Averill, then took off. oregonlive, "North Plains woman, 77, arrested after fatal January hit-and-run," 6 Sep. 2019 Wyoming upset Missouri and ran over the Tigers to the tune of 297 rushing yards. Mike Bianchi,, "Lane Kiffin is right: UCF belongs in the SEC | Commentary," 4 Sep. 2019 Today's list is highlighted by a one-day PC devices and accessories sale running over on Amazon today. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: Various storage and PC accessories are on sale at Amazon today," 29 Aug. 2019 Brisson ran over a median, knocked down two crosswalk signals and crossed into the northbound lanes, Johnson said. Ashley Remkus |, al, "‘Highly intoxicated’ driver crashed into Huntsville cop car, police say," 27 Aug. 2019 On the sack, Iyiegbuniwe blitzed and ran over running back Aca’Cedric Ware. Rich Campbell,, "Eddy Pineiro and Ryan Nall are trending up, while Chase Daniel is trending down: A look at the Bears roster after the 3rd preseason game," 25 Aug. 2019 The club manager heard the robbery happening and ran over to the car and the robbers ran off, police reports say. Adam Ferrise,, "Man pistol-whipped, robbed at gunpoint in Cleveland strip club parking lot," 9 Aug. 2019 France 2019 has been marked by lengthy reviews that first start with a conversation between the VAR and referee and then, after considerable time, the referee running over to the side monitor to take a look. Avi Creditor,, "As VAR Shows at Women's World Cup, This is the New Normal," 22 June 2019 The officer was knocked over and the car ran over his left leg. Katie Moore, kansascity, "Kansas City man who allegedly ran over a Cameron police officer charged with assault," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of runover


1900, in the meaning defined above


1931, in the meaning defined above


15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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