Definition of overspill
1 : the act or an instance of spilling over
2 chiefly British : the movement of excess urban population into less crowded areas
Examples of overspill in a Sentence
an overspill into nearby towns
a new town built to absorb London's overspill
Recent Examples of overspill from the Web
Most pointed out that journalism shouldn't be an overspill for long-standing political rivalry.
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Definition of overspill for English Language Learners
: the movement of people from crowded cities to less crowded areas
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