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WORD ORIGIN

Old English oferfleow "to flow across, flood, inundate," also "to flow over (a brim or bank);" see over- + flow (v.). Related: Overflowed; overflowing.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.