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overflow

verb [I/T]  /ˌoʊ·vərˈfloʊ/ us  
(of a liquid) to flow over the edges of a container because there is too much, or to contain more of something than can be held: [T] Because of the heavy rains, the river overflowed its banks. [I] The sink quickly overflowed, flooding the room. [I] The train platform was overflowing with passengers.
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