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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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