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spill over

phrasal verb with spill uk   us   /spɪl/ verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (spilled or UK also spilt, spilled or UK also spilt)
(Definition of spill over from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spill over

phrasal verb with spill  us   /spɪl/ verb [I/T]
to ​reach or ​influence a ​largerarea; ​spread: The ​conflict threatens to spill over into ​neighboringregions.
(Definition of spill over from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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