Phrasal Verb: Boil over

Boil over

Meaning: When a hot liquid spills out of a container

Example: I left the milk on the cooker and it BOILED OVER.

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Boil over

Meaning: When people lose their tempers and things get nasty

Example: The tension had been building up and it BOILED OVER in the meeting.

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