over·​fill ˌō-vər-ˈfil How to pronounce overfill (audio)
overfilled; overfilling; overfills

intransitive verb

: to become full to overflowing

Examples of overfill in a Sentence

He overfilled the pail and the water spilled out. overfilled the wheelbarrow with bricks until finally no one could push it
Recent Examples on the Web These things can cause the bladder to overfill until urine leaks out, persistently or with occasional dribbling. James Myhre & Dennis Sifris, Md, Verywell Health, 8 July 2024 Don't overfill your burrito; instead, leave a clear border of tortilla around your ingredients. Cody Godwin, USA TODAY, 3 June 2024 That day, another noisy flow of magma left the sill and overfilled the dike. Robin George Andrews, Quanta Magazine, 20 Feb. 2024 When using a regular blender, work in batches and don’t overfill. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 19 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for overfill 

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of overfill was in the 13th century

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“Overfill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overfill. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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over·​fill ˌō-vər-ˈfil How to pronounce overfill (audio)
: to fill to overflowing

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