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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The footage then shows Alysson’s mother running over and scooping her daughter up from the rubble with other panicked witnesses. Claudia Harmata,, "5-Year-Old Girl Killed After Stone Fence Falls on Her Head as Her Mom Watches on in Horror," 1 Sep. 2019 In his last start, Brian Johnson gave up two hits and three runs over 2 2/3 innings against the Angels and threw just 50 pitches . . . Andrew Mahoney,, "Game 124: Indians vs. Red Sox lineups and notes," 14 Aug. 2019 Then Larsen ran over and grabbed me by the arm and led me into the pilot house, where the president was steering the boat. Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times, "In 52 years at The Seattle Times, photographer Greg Gilbert has seen it all. But he wants to see more.," 31 July 2019 Left-hander Barney Schreiber allowed seven hits, two walks and three runs over the last five innings. Mark Schmetzer,, "Top games in Cincinnati Reds history: No. 26 – 1911 club put up 26 runs vs. Boston Rustlers," 24 July 2019 There were also searing local accounts such as the time the village boy was run over and killed by a train. Charles David Kleymeyer, Smithsonian, "Meet Juan García Salazar, the Man Who Championed Black Identity in Ecuador," 14 June 2019 The caller then ran over and grabbed the car keys until police arrived., "Drunk man urinates off parking garage, falls: Fairview Park Police Blotter," 13 June 2019 The Tigers watched a 6-0 lead disappear after giving up six runs in the span of two innings, followed by their bullpen giving up three runs over the final three innings in a 9-7 loss to Oakland. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers drop 7th straight, search for 'way out of this thing'," 27 June 2018 In Minor's defense — Delino DeShields made two outstanding sliding catches on balls near the track in the right-center gap that helped Mike Minor hold the Astros to three runs over the six innings. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: Morton's wildness just salt in Texas' offensive wound," 9 June 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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concealment of treason or felony

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