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Synonyms for overflow
ˌoʊ vərˈfloʊ; ˈoʊ vərˌfloʊover·flow

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overflow

    redundancy, exuberance, superabundance, deluge, inundation

    deficiency, exhaustion, subsidence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flood, overflow, outpouringnoun

    a large flow

    outflow, run, deluge, overspill, onslaught, runoff, discharge, rising tide, gush, spring, flood, torrent, natural spring, alluvion, flowage, inundation, flood tide, flood lamp, bombardment, fountain, photoflood, outpouring, barrage, flush, floodlight

  2. overflow, runoff, overspillverb

    the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity

    flood, outpouring, runoff, overspill

  3. overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim oververb

    flow or run over (a limit or brim)

    overrun, run down, run over, bubble over, brim over, invade, spill over, infest, well over

  4. bubble over, overflow, spill oververb

    overflow with a certain feeling

    "The children bubbled over with joy"; "My boss was bubbling over with anger"

    overrun, pour out, run over, bubble over, brim over, spill over, spill out, well over

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. overflowverb

    inundate, deluge, flood, flow over

  2. overflowverb

    overspread, overrun

  3. overflowverb

    overrun, run over

  4. overflownoun


  5. overflownoun

    superabundance, exuberance, luxuriance, profusion, excess

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. overflownoun

    deluge, flood, inundation, exuberance, superabundance, profusion

  2. overflowverb

    inundate, deluge, engulf

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "overflow":

    spillover, overrun, spill, spill-over, orgy, auxiliary

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How to use overflow in a sentence?

  1. Goh Guek Eng:

    Good news: Product transfers from China are leading to more quotation requests and order overflow, bad news: Materials are not coming in from China.

  2. Gustave Flaubert, "Madame Bovary", ch. 12:

    ...exaggerated turns of speech conceal mediocre affections: as if the fulness of the soul might not sometimes overflow in the emptiest of metaphors, since no one, ever, can give the exact measurements of his needs, nor of his conceptions, nor of his sufferings, and the human word is like a cracked cauldron upon which we beat out melodies fit for making bears dance when we are trying to move the stars to pity.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Let the coming hour overflow with joy, and let pleasure drown the brim.

  4. Gandolfo - (RJ Intindola):

    The path ahead is wide open and you feel a sense of emptiness; in the moment, you realize your heart is empty and the one who can make it overflow with joy, never will.

  5. Laura Jaworski:

    Allow your heart to overflow with gratitude, and so, fill the world with Love.

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