bubble over

phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "bubble over":
present tense I/you/we/they bubble over he/she/it bubbles over present participle bubbling over past tense bubbled over past participle bubbled over
if a happy or excited feeling bubbles over, you feel it very strongly and usually show that you are feeling it

His optimism bubbled over.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bubble — bub|ble1 [ˈbʌbəl] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from the sound of bubbles in liquid] 1.) a ball of air or gas in liquid ▪ When water boils, bubbles rise to the surface. ▪ soap bubbles ▪ She was blowing bubbles in her milk with a straw. 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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