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.

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However, the water levels change every day, and if there are winds coming off of Lake Michigan, water can run over onto the docks and into the shanties. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Fishtown holding fundraiser to protect shanties from rising water levels," 6 June 2019 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection police say 70-year-old Moses Wilson called Waterbury police and confessed to running over the geese Sunday morning., "Connecticut man faces cruelty charges after running over Canada geese," 11 June 2018 Imagine being fired from your job one day for running over a fleeing civilian, and getting another job, in the same field, in a matter of days. Breanna Edwards, The Root, "Georgia Cop Fired for Ramming Fleeing Suspect With Patrol Car Gets New Job as Sheriff’s Deputy in Neighboring County," 5 June 2018 Clara Harris fought with the woman before striking her husband with her Mercedes-Benz in the hotel's parking lot and repeatedly running over his body. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Dentist who fatally ran over cheating husband released from prison," 11 May 2018 Dijon and Nantes, France On Dec. 21, 2014, a man in Dijon, France, was arrested after running over 11 pedestrians, injuring two seriously, in five areas of the city in 30 minutes. Usa Today Editors, USA TODAY, "Toronto is the most recent of many deliberate attacks involving vehicles," 23 Apr. 2018 Angelo Laprade, 37, had been charged with failing to remain on the scene of an accident and failing to provide information after running over and killing 54-year-old Ralph Myron Roane while operating a DPW vacuum vehicle on Aug. 15, 2016. Justin Fenton,, "Baltimore public works employee acquitted of charges in fatal hit-and-run case," 11 Apr. 2018 Then the chase made its way back into St. Tammany, where Johnson's vehicle, a GMC Denali reported stolen from the Flower Estates subdivision in the Covington area, became disabled after running over a spike strip and ended up in a ditch. Bob Warren,, "Phone scammers back at it in St. Tammany Parish," 3 Apr. 2018 Sacramento County sheriff's deputies couldn't get through one night without running over someone. Marcos Bretón, sacbee, "If one of your deputies hits a protester, what do you do? Dodge and weave | The Sacramento Bee," 3 Apr. 2018

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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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The first known use of runover was in the 15th century

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