Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun overflow

2 senses of overflow

Sense 1
flood, overflow, outpouring -- (a large flow)
       => flow, stream -- (the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression)

Sense 2
overflow, runoff, overspill -- (the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity)
       => flow, flowing -- (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb overflow

2 senses of overflow

Sense 1
overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over -- (flow or run over (a limit or brim))
       => spill, run out -- (flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table")

Sense 2
bubble over, overflow, spill over -- (overflow with a certain feeling; "The children bubbled over with joy"; "My boss was bubbling over with anger")
       => seethe, boil -- (be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger")

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