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 for register spilling
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  register spilling
  spill
  
      (By analogy with spilling the contents of
     an overfull container) When a compiler is performing the
     register allocation phase of generating machine code and there
     are more live variables than the machine has registers and it
     has to transfer or "spill" some variables from registers to
     memory.
  
     (2014-08-02)
  

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