Definition of spill over phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spill over

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    spill over (into something)

     
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  1. 1to fill a container and go over the edge She filled the glass so full that the water spilled over. (figurative) Her emotions suddenly spilled over.
  2. 2to start in one area and then affect other areas Unrest has spilt over into areas outside the city. The effects of stress at work can spill over into home life. related noun overspill, spillover
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