Meaning of overswell in English:

overswell

Pronunciation /ˌəʊvəˈswɛl/

verb

  • 1To swell excessively.

  • 2Especially of a body of water: to swell so as to spill over or beyond (a bank, barrier, limit, etc.). Also occasionally without object. Now rare (poetic in later use).

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Image of Idlenesse. From over- + swell.