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spill over

  1. (intr, adverb) to overflow or be forced out of an area, container, etc
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noun spillover
  1. mainly US and Canadian the act of spilling over
  2. mainly US and Canadian the excess part of something
  3. economics any indirect effect of public expenditure
  4. astronomy the part of the noise associated with a radio telescope using a dish antenna caused by pick-up by a secondary antenna from directions that do not intercept the dish
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