overflow

overflow
overflow
1. noun
[of bath, sink] trop-plein m
2. intransitive verb
   a. [liquid, river, container] déborder ; [room, prison] être plein à craquer
• to be full to overflowing [bin] être plein à ras bords ; [room, prison] être plein à craquer
   b. ( = be full of) the town was overflowing with tourists la ville était envahie par les touristes
• he was overflowing with optimism il débordait d'optimisme
3. compounds
► overflow pipe noun (tuyau m de) trop-plein m
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Lorsque overflow est un nom, l'accent tombe sur la première syllabe : ˈəʊvəfləʊ, lorsque c'est un verbe, sur la dernière : ‚əʊvəˈfləʊ.
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1. ['əʊvəfləʊ]
noun
1) (surplus)

the overflow of students — les étudiants en surnombre

2) (from bath, sink) trop-plein m; (from dam) déversoir m
3) Computing dépassement m de capacité
2. [ˌəʊvə'fləʊ]
transitive verb [river] inonder [banks]
3. [ˌəʊvə'fləʊ]
intransitive verb déborder (into dans; with de)

to be full to overflowing — [room] être plein à craquer

4.
overflowing [ˌəʊvə'fləʊɪŋ] present participle adjective [school] saturé; [prison] surpeuplé

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