overboil

verb over·boil \ ˌō-vər-ˈbȯi(-ə)l \

Definition of overboil

overboiled; overboiling
transitive + intransitive
1 T/I : to boil (something) for too long
  • Don't overboil the potatoes. [= Don't let the potatoes overboil.]
2 I : to overflow while boiling : boil over
  • got distracted and let the water overboil

First Known Use of overboil

1584

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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