from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To seize the positions of and defeat conclusively.
- intransitive verb To spread or swarm over destructively.
- intransitive verb To spread swiftly throughout.
- intransitive verb To overflow.
- intransitive verb To run beyond or past; overshoot.
- intransitive verb To run or extend beyond (a limit); exceed.
- intransitive verb To rearrange or move (set type or pictures) from one column, line, or page to another.
- intransitive verb To set too much type for.
- intransitive verb To print (a job order) in a quantity larger than that ordered.
- intransitive verb To run over; overflow.
- intransitive verb To go beyond the normal or desired limit.
- noun An act of overrunning.
- noun The amount by which something overruns.
- noun The exceeding of estimated costs for product development and manufacture covered by contract.
- noun The amount by which actual costs exceed estimates.
- noun Printing A run over and above the quantity ordered by a customer.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To run over in speech or in thought; traverse; go over.
- To run or spread over; grow over; cover all over; extend over or throughout; be propagated throughout.
- To harass by hostile incursions; overcome and take possession of by invasion.
- To outrun; run faster than (another) and leave (him) behind.
- To run beyond; exceed; especially, to go beyond some prescribed or recognized limit, as of space or time.
- To run over or run down; tread down; over-whelm; crash by superior force.
- In printing, to extend, as composed types, beyond the limit first determined; carry over (words or lines) to the next line, column, or page.
- To become superabundant or excessive; overflow; run over.
- To extend beyond the due or desired length, as a line or page in printing, or beyond any prescribed or desired limit, as in the paying out of a line from a reel, etc.
- noun In printing, composed type run over into the next line or page, to make space for something else, etc. See
overrun, v. t., 7.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To run over; to grow or spread over in excess; to invade and occupy; to take possession of
- transitive verb To exceed in distance or speed of running; to go beyond or pass in running.
- transitive verb To go beyond; to extend in part beyond.
- transitive verb To abuse or oppress, as if by treading upon.
- transitive verb To carry over, or back, as type, from one line or page into the next after, or next before.
- transitive verb To extend the contents of (a line, column, or page) into the next line, column, or page.
- intransitive verb To run, pass, spread, or flow over or by something; to be beyond, or in excess.
- intransitive verb (Print.) To extend beyond its due or desired length.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To defeat an enemy and
invadein great numbers, seizinghis positions conclusively.
- verb To
infest, swarmover, flowover
- verb To
run past; exceed
- verb To
continuefor too long.
- verb To
readjustby shifting the excess letter(s) to the next line of a set type
- noun An
- noun The amount by which something overruns
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb flow or run over (a limit or brim)
- verb occupy in large numbers or live on a host
- verb seize the position of and defeat
- verb invade in great numbers
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
A cost overrun is inestimable because it must include the costly health impacts of redirecting 20,000+ vehicles from 'commercial' Lower Belltown through 'residential' Lower Queen Anne, and another 20,000+ vehicles along an idiotically reconfigured Alaskan Way that couldn't handle half that amount of traffic.
According to the most influential social justice advocates in Seattle, the cost overrun is a major threat to the values and the interest of the social justice causes.
Consider that the highway project AVERAGE overrun is 25%.
We also need to emphasize as tax payers that the city council must get written guarantee from the state, if the cost overrun is resolved, the state will not abandon the project until it is completed.
Now the cost overrun is becoming the central issue, the social justice folks are becoming more interested in the tunnel issue than ever before.
To submit that cost overrun is the main reason to cancel the deep-bore tunnel is to save face by concealling the more pertinent concerns about engineering and integrity.
After successfully completing the first mission, our hero is now sent to an abandoned military camp, again overrun with Zombies.
Get pratical, In any industry the more unknowns in a project estimate the greater the cost overrun is going to be and the higher the risk.
And if the overrun is 30% or more, starting 18 months after the Administrator's report to Congress, _no_ funds can be expended on the project unless Congress specifically authorizes them --- except costs for termination.
The increase is called overrun, and in a fluffy ice cream can be as much as 100%: that is, the final ice cream volume is half mix and half air.