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 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 Cain allowed one unearned run over 21 ⅓ innings, pitching once in each series. Henry Schulman,, "10 Giants from 2010: Matt Cain on near-perfect postseason, ruinous injuries," 29 Apr. 2020 Swindell was a tad better, allowing five hits and one run over 8⅓ innings. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A recap of all 50 season openers for the Brewers," 25 Mar. 2020 Greinke gave up one run over 4 2/3 innings in his first World Series start when the Astros took Game 3. Ben Walker, The Denver Post, "What to expect from Mad Max? World Series goes to Game 7.," 30 Oct. 2019 Greinke gave up one run over 4 2/3 innings in his first World Series start when the Astros took Game 3. Ben Walker,, "What to expect from Nationals ace Max Scherzer? World Series goes to Game 7," 30 Oct. 2019 After starter James Paxton stumbled through 2 1/3 innings, the bullpen held Houston to two hits and one run over the next seven innings. San Diego Union-Tribune, "In bullpen battle, Yanks can even ALCS vs Astros in Game 6," 18 Oct. 2019 The scoring outburst buoyed a strong performance from the Yankees’ pitching staff — led by starter Masahiro Tanaka, who allowed one run over five innings — against a powerful Twins offense. David Waldstein, New York Times, "A.L.D.S. Game 2: How the Yankees Beat the Twins," 5 Oct. 2019 Puk’s adjusted more to big league life since a slightly wild debut, giving up one run over his last five appearances with seven strikeouts. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Mark Canha walks off in Athletics’ win over Royals, but a key moment went down in the bullpen," 18 Sep. 2019 Stocks have been on a fairly strong, even if disjointed, run over the past two weeks. New York Times, "California Reaches Deal on Masks: Live Markets Updates," 8 Apr. 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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“Runover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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