Synonyms and Antonyms of overrun
to enter for conquest or plunder
- Waves of barbarians overran the Roman Empire during its long decline.
despoil, loot, maraud, pillage, plunder, ransack, ravage, sack, strip
conquer, crush, dominate, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, subdue, subject, subjugate, vanquish
assail, assault, attack, beset, charge, rush, storm, strike
battle, clash (with), combat, fight, war (with)
encroach, harass, infringe, trespass
beleaguer, besiege, blockade, invest
defend, guard, protect, safeguard, shield, ward
defy, oppose, repel, resist, withstand
capitulate (to), cede (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to)
to go beyond the limit of
- He must not overrun his authority as governor.
to spread or swarm over in a troublesome manner
- Ants are overrunning the garden.