Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To fill (something) to overflowing.
  • intransitive v. To become too full.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To fill beyond capacity or beyond what is appropriate.
  • n. An instance of overfilling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To fill to excess; to surcharge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fill to excess; surcharge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. fill beyond capacity

Etymologies

From Middle English *overfillen, oferfüllen, from Old English oferfyllan ("to cram, overfill"), equivalent to over- +‎ fill. Cognate with Middle Low German overfullen, German überfüllen, Danish overfylde, Swedish överfylla. (Wiktionary)

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