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English noun: overflow

1. overflow (act) a large flow

Synonymsflood, outpouring

Broader (hypernym)flow, stream

Narrower (hyponym)effusion

2. overflow (event) the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity

Synonymsoverspill, runoff

Broader (hypernym)flow, flowing

English verb: overflow

1. overflow (motion) flow or run over (a limit or brim)

Synonymsbrim over, overrun, run over, well over

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)run out, spill

Narrower (hyponym)geyser

Entailcourse, feed, flow, run

2. overflow (emotion) overflow with a certain feeling

SamplesThe children bubbled over with joy.
My boss was bubbling over with anger.

Synonymsbubble over, spill over

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)boil, seethe

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