To boil over
Boil Boil (boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boiled} (boild); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boiling}.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir, F. bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from bulla bubble; akin to Gr. ?, Lith. bumbuls. Cf. {Bull} an edict, {Budge}, v., and {Ebullition}.] 1. To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils. [1913 Webster]

2. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves. [1913 Webster]

He maketh the deep to boil like a pot. --Job xii. 31. [1913 Webster]

3. To pass from a liquid to an a["e]riform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away. [1913 Webster]

4. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger. [1913 Webster]

Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath. --Surrey. [1913 Webster]

5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling. [1913 Webster]

{To boil away}, to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by the action of heat.

{To boil over}, to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so as to lose self-control. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To boil over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To throw over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come over — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boil Over — Mécanisme du boil over : 1. eau ; 2. vapeur ; 3. hydrocarbure ; 4. feu. Le Boil Over ou Boilover est un phénomène qui intervient lorsque de l eau contenue dans un bac d hydrocarbure en partie basse se vaporise sous l effet de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • To boil away — Boil Boil (boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boiled} (boild); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boiling}.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir, F. bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from bulla bubble; akin to Gr. ?, Lith. bumbuls. Cf. {Bull} an edict,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boil over — Mécanisme du boil over : 1. eau ; 2. vapeur ; 3. hydrocarbure ; 4. feu. Le boil over, ou boilover, est un phénomène explosif qui peut rencontrer dans la lutte contre les incendies d hydrocarbures en général, et des distillats… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • boil over — {v. phr.} 1. To rise due to boiling and overflow down the sides of a pan or a pot. * / Watch out! Jane cried. The milk is boiling over on the stove! / 2. To become enraged to the point of being unable to contain oneself. * /John took a lot of… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • boil over — {v. phr.} 1. To rise due to boiling and overflow down the sides of a pan or a pot. * / Watch out! Jane cried. The milk is boiling over on the stove! / 2. To become enraged to the point of being unable to contain oneself. * /John took a lot of… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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