[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌfɫoʊ, ˌoʊvɝˈfɫoʊ/ ]
  1. flow or run over (a limit or brim)
  2. overflow with a certain feeling
    My boss was bubbling over with anger
    The children bubbled over with joy
  1. a large flow
  2. the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
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How To Use overflow In A Sentence

  • Sewage overflowed into wash basins at West Middlesex Hospital following a blockage in one of the toilets.
  • They left behind a huge pile of ripped bin bags overflowing with pizza boxes and cans. The Sun
  • Sewers overflowed and mixed with rainwater and entered houses through drain pipes.
  • They were so beautifully typeset, and their tone was just captivating — alternately casual and buffer-overflowingly technical. Copy What You Like
  • When we checked with the building department, the local inspector told us that the water heater is correctly installed and that the overflow pipe complies with the intent of the building code.
  • Now he sits before a half-drunk coffee, a plate of untouched biscuits and an overflowing ashtray.
  • The trouble started last Wednesday when we got home to find the overflow pipe gushing water from the side of the house.
  • For example, if my washing machine oversuds and overflows, I think it's amusing; the person who has to clean the mess does not. All articles at Blogcritics
  • Interconnected streets allow rush-hour overflow to trickle through neighborhoods, moving more traffic with less pavement.
  • When the cup of human life is so overflowing with woe and pain and misery, it seems to me a narrow dilettanteism or downright charlatanism to devote one's self to petty or bizarre problems which can have no relation to human happiness, and to prate of self-satisfaction and self-expression. Woman Her Sex and Love Life
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