Date: 13th century transitive verb to fill to overflowing intransitive verb to become full to overflowing

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  • overfill — o ver*fill , v. t. To fill to excess; to surcharge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overfill — index overload Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overfill — ► VERB ▪ fill to excess …   English terms dictionary

  • Overfill — In telecommunications, overfill is the condition that prevails when the numerical aperture or the beam diameter of an optical source, such as a laser, light emitting diode, or optical fiber, exceeds that of the driven element, e.g. an optical… …   Wikipedia

  • overfill — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈfɪl] / US [ˌoʊvərˈfɪl] verb [transitive] Word forms overfill : present tense I/you/we/they overfill he/she/it overfills present participle overfilling past tense overfilled past participle overfilled to put more of something in a… …   English dictionary

  • overfill — /oh veuhr fil /, v.t. 1. to fill too full, so as to cause overflowing. v.i. 2. to become too full. [1200 50; ME overfillen, OE oferfyllan. See OVER , FILL] * * * …   Universalium

  • overfill — 1. verb To fill beyond capacity or beyond what is appropriate. 2. noun An instance of overfilling …   Wiktionary

  • overfill — Synonyms and related words: allay, brim, charge, chock, choke, cloy, congest, cram, crowd, drench, engorge, fill, fill to overflowing, fill up, freight, glut, gluttonize, gorge, jade, jam, jam pack, lade, load, overbrim, overburden, overcharge,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • overfill — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. cram, overload, stuff; see compress , pack 2 , press 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • overfill — o|ver|fill [ˌəuvəˈfıl US ˌouvər ] v [T] to put too much of something into a container ▪ He had overfilled the jug …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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