[ verb oh-ver-spil; noun oh-ver-spil ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈspɪl; noun ˈoʊ vərˌspɪl /
verb (used without object), o·ver·spilled or o·ver·spilt, o·ver·spill·ing.
to spill over.
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Example sentences from the Web for overspill
The Westerners are the overspill of the enterprising population of the East.Speeches of Benjamin Harrison|Benjamin Harrison
British Dictionary definitions for overspill
- something that spills over or is in excess
- (as modifier)overspill population
verb (ˌəʊvəˈspɪl) -spills, -spilling, -spilt or -spilled
(intr) to overflow
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