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
    • Linen bags were also overflowing on half of the wards.
    • After the river water overflowed the banks, it proceeded northward.
    • Swollen rivers overflowed and flooded roads, homes, yards and underpasses.
    • Actually, the river has already overflowed once, and there are further warnings of possible floods.
    • The present situation is that the dam is already overflowing and it is obvious that more rain is coming.
    • Common failings included forgotten scraps of food in refrigerators, fridges not being at the required temperature and waste bins overflowing.
    • 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.
    • My green bin is now overflowing but has never been emptied.
    • 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.
    • Yet at the time of writing these ponds have already overflowed twice.
    • Soon, tears overflowed and rolled down my cheeks.
    • There are big storms up here, and the drains and gutters overflowed and flooded the mall.
    • The water overflowed in the hand, going straight out to either side as the streams of water continuously added their masses together.
    • 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.
    • Waste overflowed into the Swan River in Warminster after a blockage in the sewers underneath nearby playing fields.
    • Many readers have complained their bins are now overflowing and the council admits it has received hundreds of inquiries and complaints.
    • Even a midsize or small river can overflow into streets if a storm causes the water level to rise quickly.
    • 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.
    • The neighbours say their drains overflow every four months.
    • Drains overflow, road surfaces are washed away and traffic signals stop working.
    • According to Mrs Bennett, the drains overflow five or six times a year.
    • If a heavy rain fills the reservoir, the water overflows into a perforated pipe that zigzags under the garden.
    • Many can't afford to have the septic tanks emptied regularly, so they fill and overflow into the street.
    • Suddenly realizing that the water was overflowing, she poured out a bit and wiped off the edges of the mug with a cloth.
    • The walls were lined with book cases, which were full to the brim, and overflowing onto the floor.
    • Water surged up through ruptures in the pavement, gushed up through culverts and overflowed into the street.
    • Now, those pumps could themselves be underwater if the river overflowed its banks.
    • Sewers overflowed and mixed with rainwater and entered houses through drain pipes.
    • She looked up at him and let her fist angrily splash the water, not caring if the water overflowed onto the floor.
    • Slow progress was made, but we managed to get to the bathtub before the water overflowed.
    • Most pages will also contain river and stream stage information and show at what water level rivers will overflow their banks.
    • My closet and drawers are literally overflowing with ancient artifacts with little or nothing known about their origins.
    • He said the bin was overflowing in January but disappeared mysteriously.
    • The sewage overflows from a manhole on a footpath in the second road of the estate.
    • Around them, ashtrays overflow, piled high, one on top of the other.
    • 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.
    • Not only was my Green Box overflowing, but next to it were two black sacks full of paper.
  • 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)
    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
  • 2

    rebosadero masculine
    before noun overflow pipe tubo de desagüe masculine
    • Your bath should have an overflow to meet modern plumbing regulations.
    • This causes problems around culverts, overflow pipes, and other water conduits.
    • Owing to these considerations, I am still persuaded that exterior termination of the overflow pipe is the more practical solution.
    • The trouble started last Wednesday when we got home to find the overflow pipe gushing water from the side of the house.
    • When we checked with the building department, the local inspector told us that the water heater is correctly installed and that the overflow pipe complies with the intent of the building code.
    • When the water got cold I kicked the faucet and let it run until water gurgled into the overflow.
    • They broke the wire fence to the play area along with the overflow pipe to the drinking fountain.
    • Position the valve so that the overflow pipe is next to the ballcock.
  • 3

    desbordamiento masculine
    • This may result in unexpected application behavior, accessing a defunct application, incomplete database records or buffer overflow.
    • For example, a single application may require a host server along with dedicated servers for testing, quality control, overflow, mirroring, and so on.
    • It's a simple buffer overflow, and should be patched within days.
    • A properly exploited buffer overflow could allow a hacker to gain root, or superuser, access to a Sendmail server.
    • Security tools vendor ISS warns that ‘vulnerability is a standard stack overflow, and therefore it may be relatively easy to exploit’.