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Meaning of “boil over” - Learner’s Dictionary

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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