overflow

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations verb: /ˌəʊvərˈfləʊ/, noun: /ˈəʊvərfləʊ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. ˌoʊvɚˈfloʊ; n. ˈoʊvɚˌfloʊ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. ō′vər flō; n. ōvər flō′)



Inflections of 'overflow' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
overflow
v 3rd person singular
overflowing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
overflowed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
overflowed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
overflown
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Dated)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

overflow

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [prevent, reduce, limit] the overflow (of)
  2. prevent an overflow from [happening, occurring]
  3. the overflow of water
  4. an overflow of [power, current, information]
  5. a [power] overflow
  6. caused an overflow of
  7. [space, room] for overflow
  8. the overflow of the [sewers, dam, river]
  9. [sewer] overflow
  10. the [tank, machine, vehicle] is equipped with an overflow
  11. an overflow of [50] [liters, people, cars, visitors]
  12. an overflow of [candidates, applicants] (for the job)
  13. take in the overflow of [refugees, diners, immigrants]
  14. an overflow (safety) valve
  15. overflow vulnerability
  16. received an overflow error
  17. overflow [space, room]
n as adj
  1. an overflow (safety) valve
  2. overflow vulnerability
  3. received an overflow error
  4. overflow [space, room]
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