overfill

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verb over·fill \ˌō-vər-ˈfil\

Definition of overfill

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fill to overflowing

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become full to overflowing

Examples of overfill in a Sentence

  1. He overfilled the pail and the water spilled out.

  2. overfilled the wheelbarrow with bricks until finally no one could push it

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First Known Use of overfill

13th century


OVERFILL Defined for English Language Learners

overfill

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Definition of overfill for English Language Learners

  • : to fill a container with too much of something



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