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o·ver·fill

 (ō′vər-fĭl′)
tr.v. o·ver·filled, o·ver·fill·ing, o·ver·fills
To fill (a container) beyond capacity.
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overfill

(ˌəʊvəˈfɪl)
vb (tr)
to fill too much or beyond capacity
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o•ver•fill

(ˌoʊ vərˈfɪl)

v.t.
1. to fill too full, so as to cause overflowing.
v.i.
2. to become too full.
[1200–50]
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overfill


Past participle: overfilled
Gerund: overfilling

Imperative
overfill
overfill
Present
I overfill
you overfill
he/she/it overfills
we overfill
you overfill
they overfill
Preterite
I overfilled
you overfilled
he/she/it overfilled
we overfilled
you overfilled
they overfilled
Present Continuous
I am overfilling
you are overfilling
he/she/it is overfilling
we are overfilling
you are overfilling
they are overfilling
Present Perfect
I have overfilled
you have overfilled
he/she/it has overfilled
we have overfilled
you have overfilled
they have overfilled
Past Continuous
I was overfilling
you were overfilling
he/she/it was overfilling
we were overfilling
you were overfilling
they were overfilling
Past Perfect
I had overfilled
you had overfilled
he/she/it had overfilled
we had overfilled
you had overfilled
they had overfilled
Future
I will overfill
you will overfill
he/she/it will overfill
we will overfill
you will overfill
they will overfill
Future Perfect
I will have overfilled
you will have overfilled
he/she/it will have overfilled
we will have overfilled
you will have overfilled
they will have overfilled
Future Continuous
I will be overfilling
you will be overfilling
he/she/it will be overfilling
we will be overfilling
you will be overfilling
they will be overfilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overfilling
you have been overfilling
he/she/it has been overfilling
we have been overfilling
you have been overfilling
they have been overfilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overfilling
you will have been overfilling
he/she/it will have been overfilling
we will have been overfilling
you will have been overfilling
they will have been overfilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overfilling
you had been overfilling
he/she/it had been overfilling
we had been overfilling
you had been overfilling
they had been overfilling
Conditional
I would overfill
you would overfill
he/she/it would overfill
we would overfill
you would overfill
they would overfill
Past Conditional
I would have overfilled
you would have overfilled
he/she/it would have overfilled
we would have overfilled
you would have overfilled
they would have overfilled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overfill - fill beyond capacity; "overfill the baskets"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
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