(redirected from overflowing)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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.
See also: overflow

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.
See also: overflow

overflow into something

to spill over into something. The river overflowed into the surrounding farmland. The water in the bowl overflowed into the sink.
See also: overflow

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.
See also: overflow

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.
See also: overflow
References in periodicals archive ?
Picking up overflowing garbage is also risky due to sharp objects, needles and potentially hazardous waste, he noticed.
Soon this water, which has a very strong bad smell along with human excreta, may start overflowing like last time which will be a serious health hazard to the public.
Muscat: For the second continuous day, wadis in Rustaq, some 132 kilometres from Muscat, are overflowing as heavy rain fell on Sunday also, a weather enthusiast said.
Bulgaria's Ministry of Environment and Waters has already warned of possible overflowing of major rivers flowing through the northern part of the country, Tuesday.
Muscat: Muscat: Heavy rain fell in different parts of Oman on Sunday, leading to overflowing of wadis and cutting off roads, a weather enthusiast said, quoting residents.
Authorities have not ruled out an overflowing of the largest dam, Kouris; the last time this occurred was eight years ago.
In yesterday's rain four people were trapped in a vehicle in an overflowing wadi in Andam and were later rescued.
com Rain has claimed its first victim as rescuers have recovered the body of a person who was caught in an overflowing wadi in Rustaq on Monday evening.
Some of the wadis were overflowing and roads became slippery.