Definition of 'boil over'
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Then he let his frustration boil over when the linesman failed to award a corner. The Sun (2017)He lost his discipline and his frustration boiled over. The Sun (2017)Their frustration may boil over. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Once again she boiled over in her anxiety to get on with things. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)His frustration boils over on to the page. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)If that anger boils over on the pitch and he gets sent off it will be over. The Sun (2006)And will not that anger sometimes boil over? Times, Sunday Times (2011)There are just a few shows left so the heat has been ramped up from simmering point to almost boiling over. The Sun (2013)He allowed his frustrations to boil over at the end of the first half and lost the plot for a booking. The Sun (2011)Both teams finished with ten after the game boiled over in the 72nd minute. The Sun (2015)It is the time they ask for their unpaid wages - and the time when their anger boils over. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That frustration has boiled over in recent weeks as senior ministers have tried to put together a package of measures to boost growth for the autumn. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Sometimes the frustration boils over. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The anger that boiled over last year when the government proposed to relax planning restrictions showed how little love the public has for the building industry. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As evidence emerged of how little progress has been made, the frustration of relatives of those on board the plane boiled over again. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He thinks his family and friends have turned I against him and his anger boils over. The Sun (2007)Boil hard for 2 min; be careful not to allow the liquid to boil over. Times, Sunday Times (2014)With bankruptcy looming within weeks, frustration is boiling over in Athens. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Twice, Birmingham had efforts cleared off the line and their frustrations finally boiled over. The Sun (2007) Anger boiled over in Pakistan yesterday as heavy rain continued and survivors blocked a major road with boulders to protest at the slow delivery of aid. The Sun (2010)And City's frustrations boiled over as two of their key stars began shouting at each other in the tunnel at the interval. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'boil over'
British English: boil over /bɔɪl ˈəʊvə/ VERB
When a liquid that is being heated boils over, it rises and flows over the edge of the container.
Heat the liquid in a large, wide container so it doesn't boil over.
- American English: boil over
- Arabic: يَغْلي حَتَّى يَفِيضُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: transbordar quando ferver
- Chinese: 沸溢出
- Croatian: prekipjeti
- Czech: překypět
- Danish: koge over
- Dutch: overkoken
- European Spanish: salirse
- Finnish: kiehua yli
- French: déborder
- German: überkochen
- Greek: ξεχειλίζω
- Italian: traboccare
- Japanese: 噴きこぼれる
- Korean: 끓어 넘치다
- Norwegian: koke over
- Polish: wykipieć
- European Portuguese: transbordar
- Romanian: a da în foc
- Russian: перелиться через край
- Spanish: derramarse por sobrecalentamiento
- Swedish: koka över
- Thai: เดือดจนล้น
- Turkish: taşmak
- Ukrainian: збігати
- Vietnamese: sôi tràn
Definition of boil over from the Collins English Dictionary
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