[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəspˈɪl/ ]
  1. the relocation of people from overcrowded cities; they are accommodated in new houses or apartments in smaller towns
  2. the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
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How To Use overspill In A Sentence

  • It might be suitable for a single piece of sculptural overspill.
  • It overspilled them and spread across the sky in flaggy streams which came together and formed a growing blotch of darkness. The Waste Lands
  • The Moscow-based Orbital Technologies has sky-high hopes that its planned Commercial Space Station can serve as a tourism hub for well-heeled travellers and offer overspill accommodation for the International Space Station and workspace for science projects. Russian Firm Plans Orbiting Hotel In Space
  • Georges Quay will have some overspill space and it remains to be seen what happens with Spencer Dock.
  • With curious looks a pair of tiny-winged amoretti press back the overspill of grapes from the basket they have brought Erigone.
  • The Business Academy, Bexley, which serves the south-east London overspill estates of Thamesmead and Erith, is the first of a new type of secondary school.
  • You have to give them some space, she said, staring askance at my storage methods, which involved squishing together as many garments as possible and stowing the overspill under the bed, which was itself overspilling. Creating Your Own Clearance Rack
  • But thankfully, the intruder was a youngish man -- innocent if slightly unappealing overspill from the launderette next door. THE CALLIGRAPHER
  • Zuccotti is already packed, according to reports, so there is going to be some overspill.5.39pm: The march is now leaving Foley Square and heading for Zuccotti Park, site of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration. Occupy Wall Street protests - live coverage
  • And then came Black Leclère, to lay his heavy hand on the bit of pulsating puppy life, to press and prod and mould till it became a big bristling beast, acute in knavery, overspilling with hate, sinister, malignant, diabolical. BÂTARD
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