Put more into (a container) than it either should or can contain.
- 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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