run·over | \ˈrən-ˌō-vər \

Definition of runover 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: matter for publication that exceeds the space allotted


\ˈrən-ˈō-vər \

Definition of run-over (Entry 2 of 3)

: extending beyond the allotted space

run 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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Bashaw remained at the scene after the crash and even jumped out of his vehicle, running over to begin CPR on two of the pedestrians until fire personnel directed him to stop, Enriquez said. Nathan J. Fish, azcentral, "MCSO: Driver in fatal Fountain Hills crash was speeding, using phone," 11 July 2018 The metal became airborne when a vehicle ran over it just south of Palmetto Park Road. Marci Shatzman,, "You won't believe the things that smack into drivers' cars," 8 June 2018 In 1996, three people were injured when a drunken driver ran over their tent. John Rogers And Janie Har,, "Burning Man festival co-founder Larry Harvey dies at 70," 28 Apr. 2018 Thomason, the records state, also tried to run over Collins’ friend, who jumped out of the way as the vehicle hopped the curb., "Dental Hygienist Allegedly Fatally Rammed Woman with Her Mercedes — and Said God Made Her Do It," 12 July 2018 Some kid ran over to me and bought an orange soda, 35 cents. Scott Ostler,, "Going back decades, ballpark vendors share tales from the aisles," 4 July 2018 Including the sweep in Cleveland, the Brewers have scored a 12 runs over the five games and now face a Phillies team that is 19-9 at Citizens Bank Ballpark. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Brewers' third straight loss follows a familiar script," 6 June 2018 New Orleans trailed 10-1 after four innings, but chipped away scoring seven runs over a three inning span from the fifth to seventh inning. Tim Grubbs,, "'Cakes rally comes up short in Las Vegas," 5 June 2018 Again, less than 48 hours after all of this was aired out, with the video released to the public, Saulters is already sitting nice and cushy in a new job, free to run over more fleeing suspects patrol the streets once more. Breanna Edwards, The Root, "Georgia Cop Fired for Ramming Fleeing Suspect With Patrol Car Gets New Job as Sheriff’s Deputy in Neighboring County," 5 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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