boil up

phrasal verb

boiled up; boiling up; boils up
: to grow toward a dangerous level
He could feel the anger boiling up inside him.

Examples of boil up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other challenges to the system are boiling up in its leading states. Foreign Affairs, 18 Dec. 2011 Among Gazans, frustrations are boiling up over aid organizations’ inability to bring in adequate food and fuel to keep their families alive. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Feb. 2024 The dogs boil up the wash, then veer off to follow the scent trail straight up the steep side of the canyon into red rock bluffs and then along the canyon ridge. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 1 Feb. 2024 That lack of shared reality sadly parallels much of the cultural division in our own world, and will boil up through Lucy’s experience. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 15 Jan. 2024 In the wake of George Floyd’s murder in May 2020, protests, looting, and anger were boiling up in the streets of Boston, a city that has played host to both abolitionists and vicious race riots. Stephanie Saul, New York Times, 23 Sep. 2023 The blast wave rolled in a moment later, as smoke boiled up. Serhii Korolchuk, Washington Post, 12 July 2023

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“Boil up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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