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boil over

phrasal verb with boil  us   /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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