runover

noun run·over \ ˈrən-ˌō-vər \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of runover

: matter for publication that exceeds the space allotted

First Known Use of runover

1900

in the meaning defined above

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run-over

adjective \ ˈrən-ˈō-vər \

Definition of run-over

: extending beyond the allotted space

First Known Use of run-over

1931

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run over

verb

Definition of run over

1 : to exceed a limit
2 : overflow
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 run over in a Sentence

  1. let's run over this dance number one more time

  2. I could run over right now if that's good for you.

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First Known Use of run over

15th century

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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