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boil over

phrasal verb with boil
 
 
/bɔɪl/ verb [I, T]
LIQUID If a liquid that is being heated boils over, it flows over the side of the pan.Preparing food using heatPreparing foodMovement of liquids
SITUATION/FEELING If a difficult situation or bad emotion boils over, it cannot be controlled any more and people start to argue or fight: Finally her anger boiled over and she started hitting him.Uncontrolled
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