OVERRUN

overrun

1. [Noun]: too much production or more than expected

2. (often followed by `with'' or used in combination) troubled by or encroached upon in large numbers; "waters infested with sharks"; "shark-infested waters"; "the locust-overrun countryside"; "drug-plagued streets"

3. [Verb]: seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"

4. [Verb]: flow or run over (a limit or brim)

5. [Verb]: run beyond or past; "The plane overran the runway"

6. [Verb]: invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen"

7. [Verb]: occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"

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