boil over

boil over

intransitive verb

Definition of BOIL OVER

:  to overflow while boiling
:  to become so incensed as to lose one's temper
boil·over \ˈbi(-ə)l-ˌō-vər\ noun

First Known Use of BOIL OVER

15th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: boil smut
Previous Word in the Dictionary: boil out
All Words Near: boil over

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up boil over? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More