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English definition of “boil over”

boil over

phrasal verb with boil    /bɔɪl/ verb [I/T]
(of a liquid ) to rise up in a cooking container and flow over the edge If anger or other feelings boil over, they become too strong to be controlled : Union membersfrustrations boiled over in demonstrations this weekend .
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