1. overspill

noun. the relocation of people from overcrowded cities; they are accommodated in new houses or apartments in smaller towns.


  • move


  • motionlessness
  • rough

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2. overspill

noun. the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity.


  • overflow
  • flow
  • flowing


  • ebb
  • influx
  • inflow
  • outflow

Sentences with overspill

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
By preventing the backflow of water once the pump or water supply has been shut off, a check valve lightens the load on a water pump, prevents overspill and even guard against gray water contamination.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Trim any overspill of foam with a roofing knife to the level of the main foam roof surface.

3. Verb, base form
Because of their tendency to overspill flowerbeds and seed themselves along the fringes of nearby forests, Cherokee Roses are considered an invasive species in some parts of the country.

4. Verb, past participle
Arrange your breasts to prevent double cleavage -- in which the top of the bra has overspill.