Synonyms for overflow

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : verb oh-ver-floh; noun oh-ver-floh
Phonetic Transcription : verb ˌoʊ vərˈfloʊ; noun ˈoʊ vərˌfloʊ

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Définition of overflow

Origin :
  • Old English oferfleow "to flow across, flood, inundate," also "to flow over (a brim or bank);" see over- + flow (v.). Related: Overflowed; overflowing.
  • noun flood, inundation
  • verb pour out, flood
Example sentences :
  • Whenever he was fresh and full of spirits, he had enough to overflow upon her and every one.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • There was also an outlet to the street to carry off the overflow.
  • Extract from : « Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae » by Jennie Hall
  • He was ladling the pobs into the child's mouth, and scooping the overflow from her chin.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • Further, on this day year, the city will overflow once more with wealth and beauty.
  • Extract from : « Cyropaedia » by Xenophon
  • He was feeding himself ferociously and seemed to overflow with bitterness.
  • Extract from : « Falk » by Joseph Conrad
  • In an overflow of weakness, Phil reeled at the unexpected news.
  • Extract from : « The Spoilers of the Valley » by Robert Watson
  • Perhaps they saw the chance of some overflow of these good things coming their way.
  • Extract from : « The Soul of a People » by H. Fielding
  • The overflow of energy lost the tendency to dissipation and became steady.
  • Extract from : « At Pinney's Ranch » by Edward Bellamy
  • Our cup is dirtied and ceases to overflow and we lose our peace with God.
  • Extract from : « The Calvary Road » by Roy Hession
  • The document abounds to the overflow with the gross superstition of the age.
  • Extract from : « Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2 » by J. Endell Tyler

Antonyms for overflow

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