overflowen

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English oferflōwan; equivalent to over- +‎ flowen.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔːvərˈflɔu̯ən/, /ɔvərˈflɔu̯ən/

Verb[edit]

overflowen

  1. To overflow; to cause flooding or immerse in water.
  2. (rare) To flow in profuse or excessive quantities.
  3. (rare) To exist in profuse or great quantities.

Usage notes[edit]

The simple past of this verb is usually weak, but the past participle shows a tendency to be strong (compare flowen, which is usually weak throughout)

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: overflow

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