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Noun
An excess or sudden flowing over of a liquid
“In some cases, concrete and stone retaining walls and dikes are erected along banks to stave off overflow in heavy rain.”
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An excess or surplus, especially one that cannot be accommodated by available space or resources
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“Any overflow capacity anticipated to be available in other magistrates' courts is no longer there because of changes in the courts system.”
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Encroachment into space over what has been allocated
“When a certain maximum population density has been reached, there must be an overflow into the adjacent districts.”
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A state of being congested or overcrowded
“The closure of schools is causing an overflow in the remaining urban schools.”
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Spring runoff
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A part of something that is left over when other parts have been completed, used, or dealt with
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A great amount
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A sudden burst of intense emotion
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Safety precaution
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Liquid waste or sewage discharged into a river or the sea
Verb
To flow over the sides of
“Suds overflow over the sides of the tub and decorate the lawn like miniature snowdrifts.”
Verb
To cover completely with water
“Vulcanologists said the danger was that the increasing pressure of the rising lava would force a breach in the flanks of the mountain, not that the lava would overflow the rim of the 1.2km-wide crater.”
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To spurt or gush through an opening
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“The water was diverted to overflow through the opening in the roof and upper-sidewall of the conduit.”
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To occupy to the point of overflow
“Let's aim to overflow the hall with people spilling out onto Starkey Street!”
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To teem, or be overrun or overflowing with
“No matter how many sequels come out, theaters overflow with fans waiting to see how their superhero will save the day.”
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To overwhelm or inundate with people, animals or things
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To soak or wet thoroughly in liquid
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To boil to such an extent as to overflow its container
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Spill over
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To cover completely with water
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