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Definition: To boil over
1. From one side to another; from side to side; across;
crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a
foot in diameter.
2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the
opposite side of a space or barrier; -- used with verbs of
motion; as, to sail over to England; to hand over the
money; to go over to the enemy. “We will pass over to
--Judges xix. 12. Also, with verbs of being: At,
or on, the opposite side; as, the boat is over.
3. From beginning to end; throughout the course, extent, or
expanse of anything; as, to look over accounts, or a stock
of goods; a dress covered over with jewels.
4. From inside to outside, above or across the brim.
Good measure, pressed down . . . and running over.
--Luke vi. 38.
5. Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity;
superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work
over. “So over violent.”
He that gathered much had nothing over. --Ex. xvi.
6. In a manner to bring the under side to or towards the top;
as, to turn (one's self) over; to roll a stone over; to
turn over the leaves; to tip over a cart.
7. Completed; at an end; beyond the limit of continuance;
finished; as, when will the play be over?. “Their
distress was over.”
--Macaulay. “The feast was over.”
--Sir W. Scott.
Note: Over, out, off, and similar adverbs, are often used in
the predicate with the sense and force of adjectives,
agreeing in this respect with the adverbs of place,
here, there, everywhere, nowhere; as, the games were
over; the play is over; the master was out; his hat is
Note: Over is much used in composition, with the same
significations that it has as a separate word; as in
overcast, overflow, to cast or flow so as to spread
over or cover; overhang, to hang above; overturn, to
turn so as to bring the underside towards the top;
overact, overreach, to act or reach beyond, implying
excess or superiority.
(a) Over the whole; upon all parts; completely; as, he is
spatterd with mud all over.
(b) Wholly over; at an end; as, it is all over with him.
, once more; with repetition; afresh; anew.
, opposite; in front. --Addison.
Over and above
, in a manner, or degree, beyond what is
supposed, defined, or usual; besides; in addition; as, not
over and above well. “He . . . gained, over and above,
the good will of all people.”
Over and over
, repeatedly; again and again.
To boil over
. See under Boil
, v. i.
To come it over
, To do over
, To give over
, etc. See
To throw over
, to abandon; to betray. Cf. To throw overboard
, under Overboard
(boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boiled
(boild); p. pr.
& vb. n. Boiling
.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir, F.
bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from
bulla bubble; akin to Gr. ?, Lith. bumbuls. Cf. Bull
, v., and Ebullition
1. To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the
generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or
of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point;
to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils.
2. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than
heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.
He maketh the deep to boil like a pot. --Job xii.
3. To pass from a liquid to an a["e]riform state or vapor
when heated; as, the water boils away.
4. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid;
as, his blood boils with anger.
Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath.
5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes
To boil away
, to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by
the action of heat.
To boil over
, to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid
when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause
of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so
as to lose self-control.