run over


run over
verb
1. injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle (Freq. 3)
Syn: ↑run down
Hypernyms: ↑injure, ↑wound
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

2. flow or run over (a limit or brim) (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑overflow, ↑overrun, ↑well over, ↑brim over
Derivationally related forms: ↑overrun (for: ↑overrun), ↑overflow (for: ↑overflow)
Hypernyms: ↑spill, ↑run out
Hyponyms: ↑geyser
Entailment: ↑run, ↑flow, ↑feed, ↑course
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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1) (of a container or its contents) overflow

the bath's running over

2) exceed (an expected limit)

the filming ran over schedule and budget

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run over [phrasal verb]
1 : to go beyond a limit

The meeting ran over. [=the meeting was longer than it was expected or planned to be]

2 a : to flow over the top or edge of something :overflow

The water was running over onto the floor.

2 b of a container : to have a liquid flow over its edge :overflow

His cup ran over.

3 run over (someone or something) or run (someone or something) over
3 a : to knock down and drive over or go over (someone or something)

The dog was run over by a car.

The running back ran over two defenders.

3 b : to read, repeat, or practice (something) quickly

Let's run the lines over together one more time.

Can you run over the instructions again?

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Main Entry:run

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ˌrun ˈover derived
if a container or its contents run over, the contents come over the edge of the container
Syn: overflow
Main entry:runderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Synonyms:
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