overflow

[ verb oh-ver-floh; noun oh-ver-floh ]SEE DEFINITION OF overflow
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OVERFLOW

Whenever he was fresh and full of spirits, he had enough to overflow upon her and every one.

There was also an outlet to the street to carry off the overflow.

He was ladling the pobs into the child's mouth, and scooping the overflow from her chin.

Further, on this day year, the city will overflow once more with wealth and beauty.

He was feeding himself ferociously and seemed to overflow with bitterness.

In an overflow of weakness, Phil reeled at the unexpected news.

Perhaps they saw the chance of some overflow of these good things coming their way.

The overflow of energy lost the tendency to dissipation and became steady.

Our cup is dirtied and ceases to overflow and we lose our peace with God.

The document abounds to the overflow with the gross superstition of the age.

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.

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