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runover1 of 3
: matter for publication that exceeds the space allotted
run-over2 of 3
: extending beyond the allotted space
ran over; run over; running over; runs over
: to exceed a limit
: to go over, examine, repeat, or rehearse quickly
: to collide with, knock down, and often drive over
ran over a dog
Verb 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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NounIts 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 Sunday’s edition began 21 minutes later than usual in the Eastern and Central time zones, where the bulk of the nation’s population lives, because of the runover of the coverage of the final round of the Masters Tournament. —City News Service, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2022 The hourlong runover of CBS’ Sunday afternoon NFL coverage into prime time, mainly the Kansas City Chiefs’ 32-29 victory over the New Orleans Saints, averaged 25.256 million viewers. —City News Service, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2020 The runover is not considered a separate program but was included in the weekly average. —Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2021 The CBS News magazine followed a 34-minute runover of CBS’ afternoon NFL coverage, which went into prime time and averaged 24.63 million viewers. —City News Service, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2021 The runover is not considered a separate program but is included in the weekly network average. —City News Service, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2021
VerbBut median costs for 40 hours a week of assistance from a care aide in the home, for things like bathing, dressing, eating and toileting, run over $56,000 a year. —Christopher Rowland, Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2023 In a press release tied to the trailer, Renner references his condition following an accident in January 2023 in which he was run over by a large snowplow, sustaining over 30 broken bones and having to undergo surgery. —Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 7 Mar. 2023 The pedestrian was projected into the left center lane where he then was run over by a Mini Cooper driven by a 26-year-old New Haven man and a Toyota Corolla driven by a 38-year-old New Haven woman, according to police. —Staff Report, Hartford Courant, 27 Feb. 2023 The mother of the child, who was run over in the carjacking, remains in serious but stable condition at a hospital, the sheriff's office said. —Julianne Mcshane, NBC News, 26 Feb. 2023 When an 8-year-old Nicaraguan boy was run over on a Wisconsin dairy farm, authorities blamed his father and closed the case. —Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, 23 Feb. 2023 The suspect who was run over was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. —Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 16 Feb. 2023 Riggs nearly lost her senior year altogether when her foot was run over by a car. —Marisa Ingemi, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Feb. 2023 Elliott was the center for a strange formation on the final play, getting run over by a defender after the shotgun snap to Prescott. —Schuyler Dixon, ajc, 23 Jan. 2023 See More
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