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  • v. To boil to such an extent as to overflow its container.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. overflow or cause to overflow while boiling


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  • Three women stood there with identical fond smiles on their faces, waiting for Roz’s effervescence to boil over as she told them all about it, but to their surprise, she did not.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice


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