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See also: runover
- (idiomatic) To exceed the allotted time.
- The previous presentation ran over and ours had to start late.
- To cross by running.
- The athletes must run over the bridge to reach the finish line.
- (idiomatic) To drive over, causing injury or death.
- Can you believe somebody would just run over a cat like that?
- (idiomatic) To describe briefly.
- Before we start the project, let's just run over who is doing what.
- (idiomatic) To rehearse quickly.
- You'd better run over your statement before going on the platform.
- To overflow.
- The bath water nearly ran over.
- (rugby) To score a try.
2010 December 31, “Magners League: Cardiff Blues 27-25 Osprey”, in BBC:
- Andrew Bishop then ran over in the closing stages, but it was too late.
- (engineering) To have rotation in such direction that the crank pin traverses the upper, or front, half of its path in the forward, or outward, stroke; said of a crank which drives, or is driven by, a reciprocating piece.
to drive over, causing injury or death
- The verb and the particle are generally inseparable, even when the object is a pronoun.
- However in the sense of "to drive over", the pair is usually separated: An old lady in a tiny car ran him over the other day.