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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Besides causing all sorts of health and environmental issues, overflowing garbage is a public nuisance and eyesore.
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Sardar Ali, a resident talking to reporter said it had become a routine affair that the drains in the area kept overflowing and the CCB staff turned a blind eye to it.
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.
Summary: Rishikesh (Uttarakhand) [India], July 26 (ANI): A group of Kanwarias travelling in a car and motorcycles were stuck in an overflowing river stream after heavy rainfall in the area of Rajaji National Park on Thursday.
Because of overflowing rivers and landslides, the roads from Ayios Nicolaos to Pera Vasa, the Salamiou -- Galataria and the Kelokedaros -- Amargetis -- Natas roads in the Paphos region are closed.
"Rustaq and Nakhl have been experiencing uneven rainfall with some wadis overflowing. No one should risk crossing the wadis and all should remain very cautious."
aThere was no panic,a Veliko Tarnovo mayor Daniel Panov told the Focus news agency.A He also said in the morning the water levels have dropped and Yantra drew back into its bed.A aThere is extensive damage and we hope the state will help us,a Panov said.A The overflowing of Yantra was expected, as earlier this week the Environment and Waters ministry warned of risk of overflowing of rivers in northern Bulgaria, Yantra included, due to expected heavy rains.
Roads in rural areas have closed due to overflowing rivers and mudslides, police said on Saturday.
by Staff Reporter "Many roads are already cut due to overflowing wadis," the weather enthusiast added.
The warning of dangerous overflowing of Bulgaria's Ogosta, Iskar and Yantra rivers is still valid for the next few days.
This almost forgotten practice will be revived now, as Buhisan Dam is at risk of overflowing, endangering the lives of about 2,000 families living along its spillway.
Udaipur, Sep 4 (ANI): With the water overflowing from the gates of the Fateh Sagar Lake, tourists flocked to Rajasthan's Udaipur city in large numbers on Sunday to catch a glimpse of the panoramic view.