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See definition of overran on Dictionary.com
  • verbdefeat, invade
  • verbinfest, spread over; exceed

synonyms for overran

  • massacre
  • occupy
  • overwhelm
  • raid
  • rout
  • swamp
  • beat
  • clobber
  • drub
  • foray
  • inroad
  • lambaste
  • lick
  • thrash
  • trim
  • whip
  • put to flight

antonyms for overran

MOST RELEVANT
  • underwhelm
  • lose
  • surrender
  • evacuate
  • retreat
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How to use overran in a sentence

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.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
At the head of an army of an hundred thousand men, directed by Turenne, he speedily overran Flanders.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL 58, NO. 357, JULY 1845VARIOUS
Prisoners were released from their toils, a lawless mob overran the thoroughfares, and civic government was nullified.
THE CIVIL WAR THROUGH THE CAMERAHENRY W. (HENRY WILLIAM) ELSON
Beneath all this elegance, amiability, and extravagance the Revolution seethed and boiled and finally overran and destroyed.
THE OLD FURNITURE BOOKN. HUDSON MOORE
Shortly before midnight the Prussian troops arrived and soon overran the barricades with their bayonets.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
His last struggle against the plundering hordes which overran the country took place there; and he with all his band perished.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
It is hard to realize that our remote ancestors were mere barbarians, who by the force of numbers overran the world.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
With the grade sloping gently down and the wind freshening, the pace became so hot that the sledge often overran us.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Soon after their conversion, the Saracens overran the country, and obliged them to renounce Christianity.
QUENTIN DURWARDSIR WALTER SCOTT
The pigs throve on San Juan, and following their fondness for adventure left Mr. Griffiths' farm and overran the whole island.
HISTORIC ADVENTURESRUPERT S. HOLLAND
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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