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Definition of the verb run over

What does run over mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. injure or kill by knocking (someone or something) down and passing over the body, as with a vehicle
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonym of run over: run down
    • more generic words: injure / wound = cause injuries or bodily harm to
  2. flow or run over (a limit or brim)

Alternative definition of the verb run over

verb

  1. [idiomatic] To exceed the allotted time.
  2. To cross by running
  3. [idiomatic] To drive over, causing injury or death.
  4. [idiomatic] To briefly describe
  5. [idiomatic] To practice quickly, briefly.
  6. To overflow
  7. [rugby] To score a try

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for run over

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Joseph is afruitful bough, whose branches run over the wall. Genesis, xlix. »». — Study your race, or the foil of your family will dwindle into cits, or run into wits. Tatier. — If the richness of the ground cause turnips to run to leaves, treading down ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Joseph is a fruitful bough, whose branches run over the wall. Genesis, xlix. 22.- Study your race, or the soil of your family will dwindle into cits, or run into wits. Tatler.—If the richness of the ground cause turnips to run to leaves, treading down ...

Google previewUseful Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2017)

by Martin Manser

run over 1 (intransitive, adverb) overflow, especially of a container or its contents: Turn off the tap! The bath is running over. 2 (transitive, adverb) accidentally crash into and knock down a person or animal, especially of a vehicle or driver: The ...

Google previewNez Perce Dictionary (1994)

by Haruo Aoki

we-lehtse leht VS run out, become exhausted, la'am VC run out of things, hi- cyawksa ciyaw VC run out smothered by smoke, 'ilu-yelehtse leht VS run over, knock down, •'u-yetkuytese tukweyte VS run over something, we-like-cese like-ce VS ...

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Usage statistics about run over

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb run over:

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Quotes about run over

In baseball you hit your home run over the right-field fence, the left-field fence, the center-field fence. Nobody cares. In golf everything has got to be right over second base. (Ken Harrelson)
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