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spill over

Definition of spill over

  1. 1 :  to be completely covered or filled with something :  to be overflowing with something <The platter was spilling over with grapes and melon slices and cheeses.> <They were spilling over with happiness.>

  2. 2 :  to spread and begin to affect other people, areas, etc. <The stress at work began to spill over into other aspects of his life.>



Word by Word Definitions

spillplay
  1. :  kill, destroy

    :  to cause (blood) to be lost by wounding

    :  to cause or allow especially accidentally or unintentionally to fall, flow, or run out so as to be lost or wasted

  1. :  the act or an instance of spilling

    :  a fall from a horse or vehicle or an erect position

    :  something spilled

  1. :  a wooden splinter

    :  a small roll or twist of paper or slip of wood for lighting a fire

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over


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