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overflow

verb
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈfləʊ/
CONTAINER [I] If a container or a place overflows, the thing that is inside it starts coming out because it is too full: The bath overflowed, and there's water all over the floor! The bin was overflowing with rubbish.Movement of liquids
CONTENTS [I, T] to come out of a container or a place because it is too full: The river overflowed its banks after the heavy rainfall.Movement of liquids
overflow with confidence/happiness/love, etc to have a lot of a quality or emotionToo much and unnecessary
overflow
 
 
/ˈəʊvəfləʊ/ noun [C, U]
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