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overflow into

To be so full that the contents of something spill into something else. The drainage ditch behind our house overflowed into our back yard after that huge rainstorm. The waiter wasn't paying attention when he was pouring my drink, and it started overflowing into my plate of food.
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overflow with

1. To be so filled with something that the contents spill out over the edge of the container. The river overflowed with water during the rainstorm. Why would they serve you a bowl overflowing with soup? That's just impractical!
2. To have an abundance of something, especially an emotion or characteristic, such that it seems like someone or something can't contain it. She was overflowing with excitement on the morning of her performance. My inbox has been overflowing with congratulations following the premiere of our film.
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overflow into something

to spill over into something. The river overflowed into the surrounding farmland. The water in the bowl overflowed into the sink.
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overflow with someone or something

to have so much or so many people or things that they spill over. The kitchen overflowed with the guests. My cup overflowed with coffee and spilled on the counter.
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overflow with

1. To be filled beyond capacity with something: Their mugs overflowed with beer.
2. To have a boundless supply of something: The hospital room overflowed with flowers. Our wonderful hosts were overflowing with generosity to us.
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4 : to fill a space up and spread beyond its limits <The crowd overflowed into the street.
The suit alleges that more than 500 million gallons of raw sewage overflowed into those waterways in violation of the Clean Water Act from Jan.
It is up to you to prove the tank overflowed due to negligence.
Saure said the Kabacan and Pulangi Rivers swelled and overflowed to low-lying villages.
The move followed the uproar of recent days by residents, concerned there could be some serious damage when the dam overflowed.
As in Switzerland, rivers overflowed their banks also in Germany and Austria, causing extensive damage in Bavaria and several western Austrian provinces.
A total of six reservoirs have overflowed in the last two weeks including the second largest dam on the island, Asprokremmos, along with Kannaviou, Arminou, Argakas and Pomos, all in Paphos, and Xyliatos in Nicosia.