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 for overrun
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overrun \O`ver*run"\, v. t. [imp. Overran; p. p. Overrun; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Overrunning. ]
     1. To run over; to grow or spread over in excess; to invade
        and occupy; to take possession of; as, the vine overran
        its trellis; the farm is overrun with witch grass.
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              Those barbarous nations that overran the world.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. To exceed in distance or speed of running; to go beyond or
        pass in running.
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              Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran
              Cushi.                                --2 Sam.
                                                    xviii. 23.
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     3. To go beyond; to extend in part beyond; as, one line
        overruns another in length.
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     Note: In machinery, a sliding piece is said to overrun its
           bearing when its forward end goes beyond it.
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     4. To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.
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              None of them the feeble overran.      --Spenser.
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     5. (Print.)
        (a) To carry over, or back, as type, from one line or page
            into the next after, or next before.
        (b) To extend the contents of (a line, column, or page)
            into the next line, column, or page.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overrun \O`ver*run"\, v. i.
     1. To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to be
        beyond, or in excess.
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              Despised and trodden down of all that overran.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. (Print.) To extend beyond its due or desired length; as, a
        line, or advertisement, overruns.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  overrun
      n 1: too much production or more than expected [syn:
           overproduction, overrun]
      v 1: invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen"
           [syn: infest, overrun]
      2: occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant
         infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
         [syn: invade, overrun, infest]
      3: flow or run over (a limit or brim) [syn: overflow,
         overrun, well over, run over, brim over]
      4: seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much
         of the Holy Land"
      5: run beyond or past; "The plane overran the runway"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  242 Moby Thesaurus words for "overrun":
     adopt, appropriate, arrogate, assume, attack, balance, beat, beset,
     bespread, blitz, bonus, branch, branch out, bud, burgeon,
     burst forth, cascade, cataract, clobber, colonize, compose,
     conquer, crawl with, creep with, defeat, deluge, dense, deploy,
     despoil, destroy, diffuse, disperse, dividend, drub, engulf,
     enslave, exaggerate, exaggeration, exceed, excess, expand, extend,
     extend throughout, extra, exuberant, fan, fan out, fill, flare,
     flood, flourish, flourishing, foray, gemmate, germinate, go beyond,
     gratuity, gross, grow, grow rank, harry, heavy, hit and run, hog,
     honeycomb, imbue, impenetrable, impose, indent, infest, inroad,
     inundate, inundation, invade, jump a claim, jungled, jungly,
     justify, know no bounds, lagniappe, lambaste, leaf, leaf out,
     leave, leave no void, leaven, leftover, lick, lush, luxuriant,
     luxuriate, make free with, make up, make use of, maraud, margin,
     monopolize, occupy, open, open up, outspread, outstep, outstretch,
     overabound, overage, overbrim, overdo, overfill, overflow,
     overflowing, overgo, overgrow, overgrown, overgrowth, overjump,
     overleap, overmeasure, overpass, overplus, overreach, override,
     overrunning, overset, overshoot, overshoot the field,
     overshoot the mark, overspill, overspread, overspreading, overstep,
     overstock, overstride, oversupply, overswarm, overwhelm, pass,
     penetrate, permeate, pervade, pi, pi a form, pillage, plague,
     plunder, plus, pour out, pour over, pourboire, preempt, preoccupy,
     prepossess, pullulate, put forth, put forth leaves, put out buds,
     raid, ramify, rank, ravage, remainder, requisition, ride down,
     ride over, ride roughshod over, riot, riotous, root, run down,
     run over, run riot, run through, sack, scourge, set, set in print,
     shoot, shoot up, sit on, slop, slosh, smear, something extra,
     spare, spill, spill out, spill over, splay, spraddle, sprangle,
     sprawl, spread, spread like wildfire, spread out, sprout,
     sprout up, squat on, storm, strike root, strip, subjugate,
     submerge, suffuse, superabound, superiority, surpass, surplus,
     surplusage, swamp, swarm, swarm with, sweep, take all of,
     take it all, take over, take possession of, take root, take up,
     teem, teem with, thick, thrash, tip, trample, trample on,
     trample underfoot, trample upon, transcend, transfuse, tread upon,
     trim, unfold, unweeded, upspear, upsprout, usurp, vandalize,
     vegetate, weed-choked, weed-ridden, weedy, whelm, widen
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  overrun
   n.
  
      1. [techspeak] Term for a frequent consequence of data arriving faster than
      it can be consumed, esp. in serial line communications. For example, at
      9600 baud there is almost exactly one character per millisecond, so if a {
      silo can hold only two characters and the machine takes longer than 2 msec
      to get to service the interrupt, at least one character will be lost.
  
      2. Also applied to non-serial-I/O communications. ?I forgot to pay my
      electric bill due to mail overrun.? ?Sorry, I got four phone calls in 3
      minutes last night and lost your message to overrun.? When thrashing at
      tasks, the next person to make a request might be told ?Overrun!? Compare {
      firehose syndrome.
  
      3. More loosely, may refer to a buffer overflow not necessarily related
      to processing time (as in overrun screw).
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  overrun
  
     1. A frequent consequence of data arriving faster than it can
     be consumed, especially in serial line communications.  For
     example, at 9600 baud there is almost exactly one character
     per millisecond, so if a silo can hold only two characters
     and the machine takes longer than 2 milliseconds to get to
     service the interrupt, at least one character will be lost.
  
     2. Also applied to non-serial-I/O communications.  "I forgot
     to pay my electric bill due to mail overrun."  "Sorry, I got
     four phone calls in 3 minutes last night and lost your message
     to overrun."  When thrashing at tasks, the next person to
     make a request might be told "Overrun!"  Compare firehose
     syndrome.
  
     3. More loosely, may refer to a buffer overflow not
     necessarily related to processing time (as in overrun
     screw).
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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