Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To flood
  • n. A flood; an excess or superabundance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To flood over; fill to overflowing.

Etymologies

over- +‎ flood (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of those months where things get too much and my emotions just overflood.

    blu94anjel Diary Entry

  • It is a negative one: I want to counteract the misunderstandings which overflood the whole field, especially by the careless mixing of mental and moral influence.

    Psychotherapy

  • His great breast and head were joined by a massive column of throat that gave volume for the coursing of the blood to fire the battery of thought, perchance in a tempest overflood it, extinguish it.

    The Tragic Comedians — Complete

  • One hand carried her candle, the light of which fell on her pale face, with its halo of blackness -- her hair, which looked like a well of darkness, that threatened to break from its bonds and overflood the room with a second night, dark enough to blot out that which was now looking in, treeful and deep, at the uncurtained windows.

    David Elginbrod

  • He would have been a stern man, but for an unusual amount of reverence that seemed to overflood the sternness, and change it into strong love.

    David Elginbrod

  • I shall try not to overflood this place with insects, which I acknowledge the fact that some of you have certain repulsion towards small creatures.

    Robin

  • We need to overflood their emails and phones and march down to their offices.

    About.com Job Searching

  • a massive column of throat that gave volume for the coursing of the blood to fire the battery of thought, perchance in a tempest overflood it, extinguish it.

    The Tragic Comedians — Volume 3

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.