[ verb oh-ver-floh; noun oh-ver-floh ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈfloʊ; noun ˈoʊ vərˌfloʊ /

verb (used without object), o·ver·flowed, o·ver·flown, o·ver·flow·ing.

verb (used with object), o·ver·flowed, o·ver·flown, o·ver·flow·ing.


Origin of overflow

before 900; Middle English overflowen, Old English oferflōwan. See over-, flow

Related forms

o·ver·flow·a·ble, adjectiveo·ver·flow·ing·ly, adverbun·o·ver·flow·ing, adjective
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verb (ˌəʊvəˈfləʊ) -flows or -flowing or -flowed or formerly -flown

noun (ˈəʊvəˌfləʊ)

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