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aboil

[uh-boil]
adverb, adjective
  1. boiling: Make the tea as soon as the water is aboil.
  2. in a state of excited activity: The street was aboil with Saturday shoppers.
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Origin of aboil

First recorded in 1855–60; a-1 + boil1
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Historical Examples of aboil

  • Arrived at the creek, they found the shallow sand bar between its mouth and the sea all aboil with confusion.

    The Bungalow Boys Along the Yukon

    Dexter J. Forrester