Grammar Patterns

V by amount

The 'overrun' group

These verbs indicate that an amount that was set is exceeded. The prepositional phrase indicates how much extra time or money is involved.
The meeting, which overran by more than an hour, was dominated by the crisis.
An accounting mix-up has allowed programme makers to overspend by about £50 million so far this year.
  • overrun
  • overspend
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