Synonyms of 'overflow'
1 spill overDictionary, discharge, well over
the sickening stench of raw sewage overflowing from toilets
2 floodDictionary, swamp, submerge
The river has overflowed its banks in several places.
The house was flooded.
The Ventura river burst its banks, swamping a mobile home park.
The river burst its banks, submerging an entire village.
Nearly a foot of water covered the streets.
The country would be drowned in blood.
Soak the beans for two hours.
Their neighbourhood is being inundated by the rising waters.
Torrential rain deluged the capital.
1 floodDictionary, flooding, spill
Carpeting is damaged from the overflow of water from a bathtub.
2 surplusDictionary, extra, excess
Tents have been set up next to hospitals to handle the overflow.
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Thesaurus for overflow from the Collins English Thesaurus
If a liquid or a river overflows , it flows over the edges of the container or place it is in.