overspill

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

overspill (uncountable)

  1. That which spills over.
    New towns were to accommodate overspill from established cities.

Verb[edit]

overspill (third-person singular simple present overspills, present participle overspilling, simple past and past participle overspilled or overspilt)

  1. To spill over, to overflow, to spill out of.
    • 2002, Urlan Wannop, Regional Imperative: Regional Planning and Governance in Britain, page 93:
      Further, Coventry's prosperity and rapid growth was threatening that it as well as Birmingham would require to overspill its boundaries.
    • 2004, Delilah Devlin, Pirate's Desire, page 202:
      Calandra added more, until the oil threatened to overspill her palm.

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