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noun as in deluge


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ISIS was never close to overrunning this strategically crucial location, Iraqi officials claim.

In 2000, Britain sent troops to Sierra Leone to prevent rebels from overrunning the capital.

We may outrun / By violent swiftness that which we run at, / And lose by overrunning.

Their soldiers were promised the privilege of sacking Northern cities, and overrunning Northern States.

The Scots began operations by breaking the truce and overrunning the borders.

Under Mr. Hosmer's direction we boys trapped rabbits industriously, not for sport but to prevent them overrunning the place.

I have multitudes of most interesting facts to back this assertion, but am already in danger of overrunning my allowed limits.

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On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overrunning, such as: avalanche, barrage, cataclysm, inundation, spate, and torrent.

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