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boilover

[boil-oh-ver]
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noun
  1. the act or fact of boiling over: an automatic burner control that eliminates boilovers.
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Origin of boilover

noun use of verb phrase boil over

boil-over

[boil-oh-ver]
noun Australian and New Zealand Slang.
  1. an unexpected result.
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Origin of boil-over

noun use of verb phrase boil over
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British Dictionary definitions for boilover

boilover

noun Australian
  1. a surprising result in a sporting event, esp in a horse race
  2. a sudden conflict
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