Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To swell or rise above; to overflow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To swell or rise above; to overflow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To rise above the rim, bounds, or banks of; overflow.
  • To rise, as a flood; overflow.

Etymologies

over- +‎ swell (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My annotations avoid only one subject, parallels of European folklore and fabliaux which, however interesting, would overswell the bulk of a book whose speciality is anthropology.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • My annotations avoid only one subject, parallels of European folklore and fabliaux which, however interesting, would overswell the bulk of

    Arabian nights. English

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