run over

This page is about the phrasal verb run over.

Meaning: If you run over something or someone, you hit them or go over them while driving your car.

Synonym: knock down

For example:

  • be run over by sth/sb I was nearly run over by a truck today. If Dave hadn't pulled me back, I could have been killed.

  • run over sth/sb Tanya was upset this morning because she ran over a cat on her way to work.

Quick Quiz:

Rodney nearly ran over an old lady while he was

a. washing his car

b. driving his car

c. filling up his car

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Contributor: Matt Errey