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boil-over

[boil-oh-ver] /ˈbɔɪlˌoʊ vər/
noun, Australian and New Zealand Slang.
1.
an unexpected result.
Origin
noun use of verb phrase boil over

boilover

[boil-oh-ver] /ˈbɔɪlˌoʊ vər/
noun
1.
the act or fact of boiling over:
an automatic burner control that eliminates boilovers.
Origin
noun use of verb phrase boil over
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  • Avoid spraying water directly into storage containers due to danger of boilover.
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boilover

/ˈbɔɪlˌəʊvə/
noun (Austral)
1.
a surprising result in a sporting event, esp in a horse race
2.
a sudden conflict
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