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o·ver·run • v. / ˌōvərˈrən/ (-run·ning; past -ran; past part. -run) [tr.] 1. spread over or occupy (a place) in large numbers: the Mediterranean has been overrun by tourists. ∎  conquer or occupy (territory) by force: the northern frontier was overrun by invaders. ∎  move or extend over or beyond: let the text overrun the right-hand margin. ∎  run over or beyond (a thing or place): she overran third base. ∎  rotate faster than (another part of a machine): [as adj.] (overrunning) an overrunning clutch. 2. continue beyond or above (an expected or allowed time or cost): he mustn't overrun his budget. • n. / ˈōvərˌrən/ 1. an instance of something exceeding an expected or allowed time or cost: an unexpectedly large cost overrun in the program. ∎  the amount by which this happens: a $2.7 billion overrun on development and production. ∎  a surplus in manufacturing: production overruns by some OPEC members. 2. the movement or extension of something beyond an allotted or particular position or space: the system acts as a brake to prevent cable overrun. ∎  a clear area beyond the end of an airport runway. 3. the movement of a vehicle at a speed greater than is imparted by the engine.

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overrun In ice cream manufacture, the percentage increase in the volume of the mix caused by the beating‐in of air. Optimum overrun, 70–100%. To prevent excessive aeration US regulations state that ice cream must weigh 4.5 lb per gallon (0.48 kg/L).

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