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verb as in defeat, invade


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Al-Qaeda overran Lahij on August 11 unchallenged, bombed the buildings specified in the memos, then left.

The Yazidis, members of an ancient religious sect, fled when the Islamic State overran their homes.

Indeed, the separatists boasted at the end of June of capturing a Buk system when they overran a Ukrainian base.

The Libya tipping point likely occurred when the rebels overran the city of Zawiya, a key stop on the road to Tripoli.

An American Airlines jet overran a runway in Jamaica on Tuesday night, injuring 91 people on board.

He cast about him and discovered the man's lariat, which he picked up and overran with one hand until he had loosened the noose.

At the head of an army of an hundred thousand men, directed by Turenne, he speedily overran Flanders.

Prisoners were released from their toils, a lawless mob overran the thoroughfares, and civic government was nullified.

Beneath all this elegance, amiability, and extravagance the Revolution seethed and boiled and finally overran and destroyed.

Shortly before midnight the Prussian troops arrived and soon overran the barricades with their bayonets.

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On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overran, such as: raid, swamp, overwhelm, rout, massacre, and occupy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.