Definition of overfill in English:

Share this entry

overfill

Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈfil/

verb

[with object]
Put more into (a container) than it either should or can contain.
Example sentences
  • That unsafe combination could allow a negligent fill technician to overfill the tank dangerously.
  • So, in one of Henry James's novels, much is revealed when the heroine, out of character, overfills a cup of tea.
  • No one is singled out by not having their rubbish removed, but if the bin is overfilled, then it won't be emptied.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.