boil over


Definition of boil over

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to overflow while boiling

  3. 2 :  to become so incensed as to lose one's temper


play \ˈbȯi(-ə)l-ˌō-vər\ noun

15th Century

First Known Use of boil over

15th century

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