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overflow

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1 a great flow of water or of something that overwhelms

  • a great overflow of water from the heavy rains swept mud and silt down onto the highway
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drought (also drouth)

2 the state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed

  • an overflow of help actually made the job more complicated
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overflow

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1 to flow over the brim or top of

  • while the wine steward stood there gawking at the nearby celebrity, my expensive champagne was overflowing its glass and pouring onto our table
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2 to cover with a flood

  • the swollen river overflowed the surrounding land and washed several houses away
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3 to be copiously supplied

  • a magazine that usually overflows with home-repair tips for the do-it-yourselfer
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