(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Nouns — overrunning, overflowing, overspreading; overstepping, transgression, encroachment, incursion, intrusion, infringement, extravagation, transcendence; infestation; invasion. See exaggeration.
1. overrun, run or spread over, overspread, overgrow, infest, grow over, run riot; run down, run [roughshod] over, trample on; overswarm, overflow, overwhelm, deluge, inundate.
2. outrun, outstrip, outpace, outstride, outdistance, outrace, pass, go beyond, go by, shoot ahead of, override, outride; outrival, outdo, beat (See superiority); overshoot [the mark].
3. overstep, transgress, trespass, encroach, infringe, intrude, invade.
Adjectives — overrun, infested, plagued; overspread, overgrown.
Adverbs — ahead, in advance, beyond the mark, beyond the pale.
Antonyms, see insufficiency, failure.

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