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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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overspillo‧ver‧spill /ˈəʊvəˌspɪl $ ˈoʊvər-/ noun [singular, uncountable] British English  SGpeople who move out of a big city because there are too many people living there, and go to live in new houses outside the city an overspill of workers from London
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overspillThe heart of the strong population growth lay in London itself and an overspill of about 1 million people was expected.The 144 cells are now used as an overspill for Wormwood Scrubs.Female speaker it will be terrible there is bound to be overspill and vandalism.The farm itself housed twenty-five Czechoslovaks who were part of the overspill from Whittingham.
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