run over

run over

  1. (idiomatic) To exceed the allotted time.
    The previous presentation ran over and ours had to start late.
  2. (transitive) To cross by running.
    The athletes must run over the bridge to reach the finish line.
  3. (transitive, idiomatic) To drive over, causing injury or death.
    Can you believe somebody would just run over a cat like that?
  4. (transitive, idiomatic) To describe briefly; to summarize or recapitulate.
    Before we start the project, let's just run over who is doing what.
  5. (transitive, idiomatic) To rehearse quickly.
    You'd better run over your statement before going on the platform.
  6. (ambitransitive) To overflow.
    The bath water nearly ran over.
  7. (rugby) To score a try.
  8. (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.

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