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.
Related formso·ver·flow·a·ble, adjectiveo·ver·flow·ing·ly, adverbun·o·ver·flow·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for overflow
Pope Francis urged the local parish to open up a closed monastery on the island to house the overflow.Italian Shipwreck Survivors to be Prosecuted and Fined|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Barack Obama believes America is in need of great change,” Santorum said to the overflow crowd of 2,500.Rick Santorum Goes After Obama in Feisty Georgia Speech|Patricia Murphy|February 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The overflow crowds were thinning out—and he was becoming less of a novelty.Santorum’s New Hampshire Expectations Plummet as Iowa Glow Wears Off|Lois Romano|January 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
An hour to the north, at the rural Tilton School, Mitt Romney faced his own overflow crowd beneath quietly humming ceiling fans.Mitt Romney Soars, Rick Santorum Struggles as They Battle in the New Hampshire Primary|Howard Kurtz|January 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
An overflow room was required so that late-comers could watch the putative frontrunner on a large-screen television.
Almost immediately the water, backed up behind the stern, began to overflow into the boat.The Riverman|Stewart Edward White
This latter tank had a hand pump on one end so that the overflow gasoline could at times be pumped again into the main tank.
Rivers sometimes receive such great quantities of water that they overflow their banks, and destroy much valuable property.New National Fourth Reader|Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
The original three-quarters of a mile of overflow—caused by the back water of Paxton creek—was passed without incident.
Here you are all worn smooth on top and proprietor of an overflow meeting in a nursery.At Good Old Siwash|George Fitch