runover

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noun

run·​over ˈrən-ˌō-vər How to pronounce runover (audio)
: matter for publication that exceeds the space allotted

run-over

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adjective

: extending beyond the allotted space

run over

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verb

ran over; run over; running over; runs over

intransitive verb

1
: to exceed a limit
2

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

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 runover is not considered a separate program but is included in the network’s weekly average. Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2022 Its only prime-time NFL programming was a 34-minute runover of its afternoon coverage into prime time, which averaged 14.5 million viewers. Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2023 The 40-minute runover of Pittsburgh’s 19-9 victory into prime time in the Eastern and Central time zones, where the bulk of the nation’s population lives, averaged 7.53 million viewers. Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2022 Fox’s viewership was boosted by a 38-minute runover of its afternoon NFL coverage into prime time in the Eastern and Central time zones which averaged 21.921 million viewers. Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2021 See all Example Sentences for runover 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1900, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1931, in the meaning defined above

Verb

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

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

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Cite this Entry

“Runover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/runover. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

run over

verb
1
2
: to go beyond a limit
the show may run over a minute or two
3
: to go over or rehearse quickly
let's run over those lines again
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: to collide with, knock down, and often drive over
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