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  • v. Present participle of overrun.

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Examples

  • In the ensuing drama, which unfolded throughout 1980 and into 1981, he remained a leader of the umbrella organization, and although he has denied being directly involved in overrunning the American embassy grounds or in holding or questioning hostages, former hostage-takers I interviewed in Tehran consistently identified him as one of their leaders.

    Mahmoud the Bashful

  • "overrunning" the territory and Yen Shih-ku approves this explanation.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • "I don't think we ran it well, been kind of overrunning some things.

    Tahoe Daily Tribune - Top Stories

  • Assistant Police Chief Roy Bermudez shakes his head and smiles when he hears politicians and pundits declaring that Mexican cartel violence is overrunning his Arizona border town.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, May 3, 2010

  • Wounded four times, Donlon directed his men and the fight and prevented the enemy from overrunning the camp.

    MOH Donlon

  • Fed by northern snowmelts and heavy Midwest rains, the Mississippi River has enlarged to historic heights this year, overrunning tributaries, flooding thousands of homes and neighborhoods from Missouri to Mississippi, and displacing thousands.

    Floodgate opens to divert Mississippi River

  • Also Monday, Finance Minister Luis de Guindos said the budget deficit for 2011 may be above 8% of gross domestic product, overrunning an estimate given just days ago of just below 8%.

    Spain Scrambles to Contain Budget Deficit

  • Just piles into it, often overrunning and trying frantically to correct.

    Video: Does Your Dog Get Serious Air?

  • By Monday, protesters had claimed control of the city, overrunning its main security headquarters, called the Katiba.

    Libya Protests: Gadhafi's Hold Weakens As Protests Intensify

  • Yemen is well within the range of countries which the US has proven it has no trouble overrunning – a third world state with no resources a failing government and ineffective military, between twenty and thirty million people.

    Matthew Yglesias » Finding Balance in Yemen

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