Definition of overfill in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈfil/


[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.

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Syllabification: o·ver·fill

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