overfall

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From Middle English overfallen, from Old English oferfeallan (to fall upon, attack), equivalent to over- +‎ fall. Cognate with Dutch overvallen (to raid, overtake), German überfallen (to assault, attack, raid), Swedish overfalla (to attack).

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overfall (plural overfalls)

  1. A turbulent section of a body of water, caused by strong currents passing over submerged ridges.

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overfall (third-person singular simple present overfalls, present participle overfalling, simple past overfell, past participle overfallen)

  1. (transitive) To fall over (something).
  2. (transitive) To attack (someone).
  3. (intransitive) To fall over.

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