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run over with (something)
1. To travel across to some person or thing very quickly, as by running, while bringing something along with one. My neighbor asked me to run over with a cup of sugar for her cake. I ran over with the documents Thomas needed for the meeting.
2. To study, examine, or reread something with another person, especially in a quick or cursory manner. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "over" and "with." I ran over the contract with my lawyer to see make sure everything looked all right. Do you mind if I run over these lines with you? There are a couple of parts I'm having trouble remembering.
3. To hit or drive over someone or something with a vehicle, typically an automobile. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used before or after "over." The man ran several people over with the van before police managed to subdue him. A drunk driver ran over my dog with her truck this morning.
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run over something with someone
to review something with someone. I would like to run over this with you one more time. I want to run over the proposal with Carl again.
run over with something
to drop over for a visit, bringing something. Do you mind if I run over with the cup of sugar I borrowed last week? Mary ran over with the papers you requested.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.