Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To fill (a container) beyond capacity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To fill to excess; surcharge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To fill to excess; to surcharge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To fill beyond capacity or beyond what is appropriate.
  • noun An instance of overfilling.

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

  • verb fill beyond capacity

Etymologies

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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.

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