Boil over – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

1. If a liquid that is being heated rises and spills over the side of the saucepan, it boils over.

Examples of use:

a) Look out! The milk is boiling over!

b) Q. Why is the stove so dirty?

    A. Because Elizabeth let the soup boil over.

2. When someone’s feelings of anger or frustration boil over, they cannot control their feelings and they lose their temper. To lose one’s temper is to show anger.

Example of use:

a) Feelings boiled over at the student protests against higher fees.

boil over
present simple
boil over and boils over
-ing form
boiling over
past simple
boiled over
past participle
boiled over

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