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Meaning of 'overrun' #1 (permalink) Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:26 am   Meaning of 'overrun'
 

Test No. incompl/advan-37 "A Public Figure", question 10

By then of course it was too late because the damage had already been done to his career, which ......... everything else he did for the rest of his life.

(a) overtook
(b) overcame
(c) overran
(d) overshadowed

Test No. incompl/advan-37 "A Public Figure", answer 10

By then of course it was too late because the damage had already been done to his career, which overshadowed everything else he did for the rest of his life.

Correct answer: (d) overshadowed
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Hi Torsten:
Can you please to explain me what does it mean " overran"?
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Overrun #2 (permalink) Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:50 am   Overrun
 

Hi Kawaii,

This means last longer than planned. For example if you go to an internet cafe and pay for using the computer for one hour but instead use it for 70 minutes, you overrun by 10 minutes.

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Meaning of 'overrun' #3 (permalink) Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:13 am   Meaning of 'overrun'
 

Hi sir,
What does it mean overtake,overcome,overshawdow?
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Meaning of 'overrun' #4 (permalink) Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:13 am   Meaning of 'overrun'
 

Hi sir,
What does it mean overtake,overcome,overshawdow?
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Meaning of 'overrun' #5 (permalink) Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:45 am   Meaning of 'overrun'
 

Look in a dictionary, Kimdung.
You keep asking about simple definitions that you could find for yourself.
http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/?cc=global

Check the dictionary and if you still don't understand something then you'll be able to ask about something specific. It would be lovely to see you becoming more independent.
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Meaning of 'overrun' #6 (permalink) Sat Aug 10, 2013 15:17 pm   Meaning of 'overrun'
 

overshadow sb (v) figuratively: to throw a shadow over his future life, his honour will be paint black.
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