Translation of overflow in Spanish:


derramarse, v.

Pronunciation: /ˌoʊvərˈfloʊ//əʊvəˈfləʊ/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (liquid) derramarse
    (liquid) desbordarse
    (bucket/river/bath) desbordarse
    the party had overflowed into the garden la fiesta se había extendido al jardín
    • overflowing ashtrays ceniceros rebosantes de colillas
    • to fill sth to overflowing llenar algo hasta el borde
  • 2

    (be more than full of)
    to overflow with sth
    • the house is overflowing with junk la casa está hasta el techo de cachivaches
    • she was overflowing with happiness estaba rebosante de felicidad

transitive verb

  • 1

    (flow over)
    [with object] the river overflowed its banks el río desbordó su cauce / se salió de madre
  • 2literary

    (inundate, flood)


  • 1

    we put a bowl there to catch the overflow pusimos un bol para recoger el líquido que se derramaba / que salía
    • the overflow from the church stood outside los que no cabían en la iglesia se quedaron fuera
    • before noun overflow meeting reunión organizada para dar cabida al excedente de asistentes a la reunión principal
    • Sewage overflowed into wash basins at West Middlesex Hospital following a blockage in one of the toilets.
    • Giles said he was running a bath and it had almost overflowed.
    • There are big storms up here, and the drains and gutters overflowed and flooded the mall.
    • The walls were lined with book cases, which were full to the brim, and overflowing onto the floor.
    • Many can't afford to have the septic tanks emptied regularly, so they fill and overflow into the street.
    • The neighbours say their drains overflow every four months.
    • My shelves are full, my bookcase is full, my drawers are overflowing, I have a zillion boxes of stuff and yet more stuff all over the floor.
    • Many buildings were flooded, school pupils and teachers were evacuated, and dams overflowed.
    • The water overflowed in the hand, going straight out to either side as the streams of water continuously added their masses together.
    • The sewage overflows from a manhole on a footpath in the second road of the estate.
    • Even a midsize or small river can overflow into streets if a storm causes the water level to rise quickly.
    • After the river water overflowed the banks, it proceeded northward.
    • If a heavy rain fills the reservoir, the water overflows into a perforated pipe that zigzags under the garden.
    • Most pages will also contain river and stream stage information and show at what water level rivers will overflow their banks.
    • Swollen rivers overflowed and flooded roads, homes, yards and underpasses.
    • Common failings included forgotten scraps of food in refrigerators, fridges not being at the required temperature and waste bins overflowing.
    • Sewers overflowed and mixed with rainwater and entered houses through drain pipes.
    • Yet at the time of writing these ponds have already overflowed twice.
    • He said the bin was overflowing in January but disappeared mysteriously.
    • The problems started on Sunday night when the water-heating unit malfunctioned and hot water overflowed into the cold tank, Mr Chapman said.
    • In any case, the collectors didn't come on Friday, so the bin was still overflowing when we got home from work.
    • Now, those pumps could themselves be underwater if the river overflowed its banks.
    • Slow progress was made, but we managed to get to the bathtub before the water overflowed.
    • My green bin is now overflowing but has never been emptied.
    • The present situation is that the dam is already overflowing and it is obvious that more rain is coming.
    • Water surged up through ruptures in the pavement, gushed up through culverts and overflowed into the street.
    • Linen bags were also overflowing on half of the wards.
    • She looked up at him and let her fist angrily splash the water, not caring if the water overflowed onto the floor.
    • As a result of a tap being left on in the top floor lavatory water overflowed and damaged some of the plaintiff's stock on the second floor.
    • About 60,000 residents in the province have been transferred to safe areas during the past few days after sections of the swelling Lihe River overflowed and parts of the embankment burst.
    • Many readers have complained their bins are now overflowing and the council admits it has received hundreds of inquiries and complaints.
    • My closet and drawers are literally overflowing with ancient artifacts with little or nothing known about their origins.
    • Actually, the river has already overflowed once, and there are further warnings of possible floods.
    • Not only was my Green Box overflowing, but next to it were two black sacks full of paper.
    • Drains overflow, road surfaces are washed away and traffic signals stop working.
    • Soon, tears overflowed and rolled down my cheeks.
    • According to Mrs Bennett, the drains overflow five or six times a year.
    • Waste overflowed into the Swan River in Warminster after a blockage in the sewers underneath nearby playing fields.
    • Suddenly realizing that the water was overflowing, she poured out a bit and wiped off the edges of the mug with a cloth.
    • Around them, ashtrays overflow, piled high, one on top of the other.
  • 2

    rebosadero masculine
    before noun overflow pipe tubo de desagüe
  • 3

    desbordamiento masculine