boil over
intransitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to overflow while boiling or during boiling 2. to become so incensed as to lose one's temper • boilover noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms boil over : present tense I/you/we/they boil over he/she/it boils over present participle boiling over past tense boiled over past participle boiled over 1) if a situation or feeling boils over, people… …   English dictionary

  • boil over — 1) PHRASAL VERB When a liquid that is being heated boils over, it rises and flows over the edge of the container. [V P] Heat the liquid in a large, wide container rather than a high narrow one, or it can boil over. 2) PHRASAL VERB When someone s… …   English dictionary

  • boil-over — /boyl oh veuhr/, n. Australian and New Zealand Slang. an unexpected result. [n. use of v. phrase boil over] * * * …   Universalium

  • boil over — phr verb Boil over is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑anger, ↑rage …   Collocations dictionary

  • boil-over — /boyl oh veuhr/, n. Australian and New Zealand Slang. an unexpected result. [n. use of v. phrase boil over] …   Useful english dictionary

  • boil over — verb overflow or cause to overflow while boiling The milk is boiling over • Syn: ↑overboil • Hypernyms: ↑boil • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

  • boil over — become so excited or tense as to lose control. → boil …   English new terms dictionary

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