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
They allow for almost no "overfill," i.e., if one small thing (say a strawberry) is taller than the edge, getting the lid to seal is nearly impossible.
The more you pre-wash, the less detergent you need, but never overfill to try and compensate for not pre-washing.
After nearly running out of gas between Shasta and Susanville (because I didn't believe there could really be that many miles between gas stations) it was totally awesome to overfill the tank when I finally found some fuel.
(I can overfill the upper layer a bit since it has a domed lid, yay!)
This recipe makes enough to fill up a deep dish pie plate and will definitely overfill a smaller one.
I used about every mixing bowl in the house to prepare the batter, which, once completed, I poured gingerly into the B&D wafflemaker, careful not to overfill my shiny new piece of kitchen equipment.
You can always go back and refer to an older file, but don't clutter up your workspace with things you no longer need right away. â¢ Don't overfill your folders.
You can also overfill the spool slightly, adding line right up to the edge of the spool rim.
More than one-third of complaints about the Wrangler are still related to fuel systems, a majority of which cited words such as "overflow," "overfill," and "spill."
• Remember the basics: don't leave electrical appliances on standby (a computer on "sleep" mode uses up to 75% of its energy); turn off lights and appliances when you go to bed; don't overfill your kettle; take showers rather than baths; wash clothes in your washing machine at a lower temperature; and change to energy-saving lightbulbs.