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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

v.
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 application of the traffic overflow mechanism in the switching network leads to a significant decrease in the internal blocking probability [14, 18, 19], though it has virtually no influence on the value of the external blocking probability in the switching network.
The ISO HO 00 03 provides coverage for water damage that is the result of a discharge or overflow of a plumbing, heating, air conditioning, or household appliance if it is on the residence premises.
Farmers relied on the testimony of a plumber who concluded that a blockage in the sewer line approximately 20 to 40 feet away from the toilet caused the toilet to overflow.
commissioner of public works and parks, said the sewage overflow was discovered Friday morning during a routine storm-water outfall inspection near the lake.
The extra water led to an overflow of sewage into Sutherlin Creek, city officials said.
Parelis said the aim of the meeting was to coordinate various bodies to take all the necessary measures to avoid problems if Yermasogia and Polemidia dams overflow.
RAW sewage from 3,500 unregulated overflow pipes is being dumped on beaches, a survey claims.
Currently, public notification of sewer overflows is governed by a variety of federal regulations, state laws and local initiatives aimed at limiting human exposure to discharges.
Among the advertising the utility does is a campaign called "Can the Grease," advising the public not to dump grease down sinks, which can lead to overflows.
CSOs are a major water pollution concern for 772 cities, according to the EPA's 2004 Report to Congress: Impacts and Control of CSOs and SSOs [sanitary sewer overflows, which are associated with another type of sewer system].
The problems with sewer overflows come when they fail to work correctly and if this does happen they can cause pollution problems in the local water course.
Environmental Protection Agency enforcement actions against municipalities for sewer overflows, in August the House Appropriations Committee challenged the agency to demonstrate greater flexibility as required under a 1994 sewer overflow policy directive.
Welsh Water has considerable numbers of overflows on its network, many of which are due for upgrading.
The gating system directly fed five castings, each with three overflows.