overflow

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

noun

Origin of overflow

before 900; Middle English overflowen, Old English oferflōwan. See over-, flow
SYNONYMS FOR overflow
Related formso·ver·flow·a·ble, adjectiveo·ver·flow·ing·ly, adverbun·o·ver·flow·ing, adjective

Definition for overflown (2 of 2)

overfly

[ oh-ver-flahy ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈflaɪ /

verb (used with object), o·ver·flew, o·ver·flown, o·ver·fly·ing.

to fly over (a specified area, territory, country, etc.): The plane lost its way and overflew foreign territory.
to fly farther than or beyond; overshoot.
to fly over or past instead of making a scheduled stop: to overfly Philadelphia because of bad weather.

verb (used without object), o·ver·flew, o·ver·flown, o·ver·fly·ing.

to fly over a particular territory, country, etc.: The plane approached the border but never overflew.

Origin of overfly

First recorded in 1550–60; over- + fly1
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British Dictionary definitions for overflown (1 of 2)

overflow


verb (ˌəʊvəˈfləʊ) -flows or -flowing or -flowed or formerly -flown

noun (ˈəʊvəˌfləʊ)

British Dictionary definitions for overflown (2 of 2)

overfly

/ (ˌəʊvəˈflaɪ) /

verb -flies, -flying, -flew or -flown

(tr) to fly over (a territory) or past (a point)
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