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OVERFLOW, verb transitive

1. To spread over, as water; to inundate; to cover with water or other fluid.

2. To fill beyond the brim.

3. To deluge; to overwhelm; to cover, as with numbers.

The northern nations overflowed all christendom.

OVERFLOW, verb intransitive

1. To run over; to swell and run over the brim or banks.

2. To be abundant; to abound; to exuberate; as overflowing plenty.

O'VERFLOW, noun An inundation; also, superabundance.