spill over

verb

(intr, adverb) to overflow or be forced out of an area, container, etc

noun spillover

mainly US and Canadian the act of spilling over
mainly US and Canadian the excess part of something
economics any indirect effect of public expenditure
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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