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Significado de “overflow” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "overflow" - Diccionario Inglés

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overflowverb

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈfləʊ/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈfloʊ/

overflow verb (TOO FULL)

C2 [I or T] When a ​liquid overflows, it ​flows over the ​edges of a ​container, etc. because there is too much of it: The ​milk overflowed when I ​poured it into the ​jug. Because of ​heavyrain, the ​river may overflow ​itsbanks. [I or T] If a ​container or a ​place overflows, whatever is inside it ​starts coming out because it is too ​full: Oh no, the ​sink is overflowing all over the ​floor. The ​bin was overflowing withrubbish.C2 [I] When a ​place overflows, or ​people or things overflow from ​somewhere, some ​people or things have to come out because it cannot ​contain them all: The ​bar was so ​full that ​people were overflowing into/onto the ​street. His ​room is overflowing withbooks.UK The ​train was full to overflowing (= so ​full that there was not ​space for any more ​passengers).to overflowing so that ​water or another ​substance is ​almost coming over the ​top: Someone had ​filled the ​sink to overflowing.UK The ​sink was full to overflowing.

overflow verb (EMOTIONS)

C2 [I] If you overflow with ​thoughts or ​feelings, you ​express them ​strongly: They were overflowing withemotion at the ​birth of ​theirbaby. Suddenly, her ​anger overflowed.

overflownoun

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.fləʊ/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.floʊ/

overflow noun (AMOUNT)

[S or U] an ​amount of ​liquid or ​number of ​people that cannot ​fit in a ​space: I put a ​bucketunderneath to ​catch the overflow from the ​watertank. We can't ​cope with this overflow ofpatients from the other ​hospitals.

overflow noun (PIPE)

[C] (also overflow pipe) a ​pipe that ​carries away ​water that is not ​needed
(Definition of overflow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "overflow" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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overflowverb [I/T]

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈfloʊ/
(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 ​itsbanks. [I] The ​sinkquickly overflowed, ​flooding the ​room. [I] The ​trainplatform was overflowing with ​passengers.
(Definition of overflow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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