Overfall definition

A turbulent section of a body of water, caused by strong currents passing over submerged ridges.
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To fall over (something).
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To attack (someone).
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(intransitive) To fall over.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
overfall
Plural:
overfalls

Origin of overfall

  • From Middle English overfallen, from Old English oferfeallan (“to fall upon, attack”), equivalent to over- +‎ fall. Cognate with Dutch overvallen (“to raid, overtake”), German überfallen (“to assault, attack, raid”), Swedish overfalla (“to attack”).

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