bubble over

intransitive verb

Definition of bubble over 

: to be so filled with something (as with emotion, an idea, or information) as to be unable to restrain it from escaping as if in bubbles she came back bubbling over with news especially : to give vent to emotion in a series of impulses he frisked around her bubbling over with joy — Nathaniel Hawthorne

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