Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To flow over the brim; to overflow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To flow over the brim; to be so full as to overflow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To flow over the brim or edge: said of a liquid.
  • To be so full as to overflow the brim: said of the vessel or cavity in which any liquid is.
  • To fill to overflowing; overfill.

Etymologies

over- +‎ brim (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It seemed as if he held his heart in his hands, like a full cup that the least motion might overbrim.

    The Age of Innocence

  • He talks of his old friends who have taken their departure before him with a perfect simplicity, while I have seen the tears gather and suddenly overbrim his eyes.

    The Silent Isle

  • O thou Well of Poetry well forth thy gems * O'er our drink when our cups overbrim with wine:

    Arabian nights. English

  • But if the pitcher shall overbrim with water ere thy ear shall hear and understand, thou shalt then be given as a prey, and as a bondsmaiden, unto those who shall possess the fat and the fair of the earth.”

    Woodstock

  • But if the pitcher shall overbrim with water ere thy ear shall hear and understand, thou shalt then be given as a prey, and as a bondsmaiden, unto those who shall possess the fat and the fair of the earth. "

    Woodstock; or, the Cavalier

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