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overflow

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of overflow

  1. 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 Synonyms of overflow alluvion, bath, cataclysm, cataract, deluge, flood tide, inundation, Niagara, flood, spate, torrentWords Related to overflow current, river, stream, tide; cloudburst, discharge, flush, gush, outflow, outpouring; flux, inflow, influx; engulfment, washout; avalanche, blizzard; cascade, waterfall; excess, glut, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplusNear Antonyms of overflow dribble, drip, trickleAntonyms of overflow drought (also drouth)

  2. 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 Synonyms of overflow bellyful, fat, overabundance, overage, excess, overkill, overmuch, overplus, oversupply, plethora, plus, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus, surplusageWords Related to overflow abundance, bounty, plentitude, plenty, profusion, sufficiency; overproduction, overstockNear Antonyms of overflow dearth, lack, scarcity, wantAntonyms of overflow deficiency, deficit, insufficiency, undersupply


overflow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of overflow

  1. 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 Synonyms of overflow overfill Words Related to overflow boil over, run over, spill, well (up); flow, flush, gush, pour, sluice, spout, spurt, stream; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, swamp; wash (over); brim, cascade, slop, slosh Near Antonyms of overflow recede

  2. 2 to cover with a flood the swollen river overflowed the surrounding land and washed several houses away Synonyms of overflow deluge, drown, engulf, gulf, inundate, flood, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, swampWords Related to overflow avalanche, smother; overcome, overrun; flow, flush, gush, pour, sluice, spout, spurt, stream; douse (also dowse), drench, soak, wetNear Antonyms of overflow dehydrate, dry, parchAntonyms of overflow drain

  3. 3 to be copiously supplied a magazine that usually overflows with home-repair tips for the do-it-yourselfer Synonyms of overflow brim, bristle, bulge, burst, bustle, buzz, crawl, hum, abound, pullulate, swarm, teemNear Antonyms of overflow lack, need, want



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