Definition of 'overflow'
Example sentences containing 'overflow'
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Technology to solve overflowing bins and street rubbish has been tested in Nottingham and Bath saving hundreds of man hours a month. The Sun (2016)They left behind a huge pile of ripped bin bags overflowing with pizza boxes and cans. The Sun (2013)The tangled garden overflows with autumnal bounty. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The hospitals will be full to overflowing with people who are dead. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The headquarters of the investment banks are filling up and many are seeking overflow space. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are now able to refuse to disclose spill data on many of their sewer overflow pipes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The place was usually overflowing with people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are brimming and overflowing with quality. The Sun (2009)And what rivers could overflow but deep ones? Christianity Today (2000)The bins were overflowing and paving slabs in the drive had been uprooted. The Sun (2009)With oil, there is always the danger of an overflow while the tanks are being filled. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)It's like trying to stuff more money in an overflowing piggy bank. The Sun (2015)Glass is full to the brim and overflowing Twitter or telephone? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The overflowing river took nine lives and destroyed at least 2,000 homes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Experts put it down to last year's wet summer washing sewage into the sea from overflow pipes. The Sun (2013)Stories of overflowing baths abound. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I think all of us feel invincible, like we have overflowing tanks of oxygen. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If there is no garden to overflow into, or the weather is atrocious, the whole day may have to be spent indoors. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'overflow'
British English: overflow VERB
If a liquid or a river overflows, it flows over the edges of the container or place it is in.
Pour in some of the liquid, but not all of it, as it will probably overflow.
British English: overflow NOUN
The overflow is the extra people or things that something cannot contain or deal with because it is not large enough.
Tents have been set up next to hospitals to handle the overflow.
Definition of overflow from the Collins English Dictionary
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