Run Over

Posted in English Language by Brandie on 18 May 2015

Phrasal Verb: RUN OVER

The phrasal verb 'run over' has a few different meanings. Let's take a look at how we use them.

  1. To hit something with a vehicle. "This time of year, you have to be careful not to RUN OVER all the squirrels that are in the streets."

  2. To knock someone down. "I know I'm not a fast runner, but the other guys didn't have to RUN me OVER once the race began!"

  3. To exceed a time limit. "I'm sorry I'm late for dinner. Our work meeting RAN OVER by 30 minutes."

  4. To do something again. "Let's RUN OVER scene 2, act 3 one more time before we finish the play rehearsal."