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

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

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Examples of runover in a Sentence

Verb 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: Noun The newsmagazine followed a 30-minute runover of CBS’ afternoon NFL coverage, which averaged 16.15 million viewers. City News Service, Los Angeles Times, "Rockefeller Center tree-lighting kicks up NBC ratings for week of Nov. 30," 9 Dec. 2020 Two prime-time NFL games and the runover of its Sunday afternoon coverage enabled Fox to end NBC’s five-week streak at the top of the network ratings. City News Service, Los Angeles Times, "NFL kicks Fox to a win in Dec. 7-13 Nielsen ratings," 15 Dec. 2020 Fox’s average was bolstered by a 49-minute runover of its afternoon NFL programming into prime time in the Eastern and Central time zones that averaged 27.18 million viewers. City News Service, Los Angeles Times, "TV Ratings: ‘Sunday Night Football’ sends NBC to the top," 24 Nov. 2020 Fox also was bolstered by a 58-minute runover of its afternoon NFL coverage into prime time in the Eastern and Central time zones that averaged 23.733 million viewers. City News Service, Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers-Rays World Series slumps to record-low ratings," 3 Nov. 2020 Its 46-minute runover during the opening week of the 2019-20 season averaged 21.379 million viewers. City News Service, Los Angeles Times, "Shortage of scripted programs deals a lackluster start to the prime-time TV season," 30 Sep. 2020 Fox’s weekly average was bolstered by the 46-minute runover of its afternoon NFL coverage into prime time in the Eastern and Central time zones and averaged 20.995 million viewers. Los Angeles Times, "TV Ratings for Oct. 14-20: ‘Chicago’ crossover helps NBC stay on top," 23 Oct. 2019 The runover is not considered a separate program but is included in the weekly average. Los Angeles Times, "TV Ratings for Oct. 14-20: ‘Chicago’ crossover helps NBC stay on top," 23 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The patient described one of her children being run over by a truck and another decapitated. New York Times, "Small Number of Covid Patients Develop Severe Psychotic Symptoms," 28 Dec. 2020 They were torched again by UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns, and run over by Demetric Felton Jr., who rushed for 90 yards and added two touchdowns through the air. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, "USC’s defense gets its (second) act together in victory over UCLA," 12 Dec. 2020 The girl fell from the trailer and was run over by one of the tram’s tires, officials said. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, "Girl, 3, seriously injured in Florida sightseeing tram accident," 11 Nov. 2020 The victim was knocked to the ground, then run over by Johnson’s vehicle. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Drunken driver who killed motorcyclist in North County crash sentenced to six years in prison," 5 Nov. 2020 Ouleye Ndoye called police and alleged that Warnock had run over her foot, according to a police report obtained by the Washington Examiner. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "'He's a great actor': Police footage shows dispute between Raphael Warnock and wife," 23 Dec. 2020 An autopsy determined Boone, who died Aug. 9 at the University of Chicago Medical Center, suffered multiple blunt force injuries after being run over, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Rosemary Sobol,, "Murder charges filed for suspect who fatally ‘ambushed’ ex-girlfriend with order of protection, police say," 19 Dec. 2020 In 2018, an Arizona woman died after being run over by an Uber self-driving prototype. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "“Oh Jeeeesus”: Drivers react to Tesla’s full self-driving beta release," 30 Oct. 2020 Still, Washington’s defense ranks fourth in the league in efficiency, according to Football Outsiders' DVOA, even after getting run over by the Browns last week. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Ravens vs. Washington staff picks: Who will win Sunday’s game at FedEx Field?," 2 Oct. 2020

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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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11 Jan 2021

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“Runover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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