1. overflow or cause to overflow while boiling
    The milk is boiling over
  2. boil excessively
    The peas are overboiled
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How To Use overboil In A Sentence

  • Thus Rukhi – and she turned to abuse her clumsy little handmaiden for overboiling the rice and overbaking the coarse rye bread, for not tethering the donkey, and for breaking a new pot of spring water. Love and Life Behind the Purdah
  • -- Ipley crooned a ready accompaniment: the sleepers had been awakened: the women and the men were alive, half-dancing, half-chorusing here a baby was tossed, and there an old fellow's elbow worked mutely, expressive of the rollicking gaiety within him: the whole length of the booth was in a pleasing simmer, ready to overboil with shouts humane and cheerful, while Sandra Belloni — Volume 2
  • Fanatics of despair turned hopeful eyes to Russia where a devilment was brewing which, should it overboil, would pour destruction across five continents. The Kingdom Round the Corner A Novel
  • The disadvantage of this test lies in the fact that the jelly on the stove continues to boil while the test is being made, and as this takes several minutes, the jelly is likely to overboil to a considerable extent. Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 5: Fruit and Fruit Desserts; Canning and Drying; Jelly Making, Preserving and Pickling; Confections; Beverages; the Planning of Meals
  • But this happens none the less with the birds of prey though they lay few eggs, for often one of the two becomes rotten, and the third practically always, for being of a hot nature they make the moisture in the eggs to overboil so to say. On the Generation of Animals
  • The peas are overboiled
  • Nothing," says he, "next to flesh is more nourishing; but in this country we overboil them, and dispel their volatile salts: the water should boil before they are put in. Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure
  • 'Ze treatment -- pardon me, sir, I overboil -- do you know which is ze The Pool in the Desert
  • Don't overboil the water!" she said in a confidential whisper. The Cat Who Moved A Mountain
  • On occasion I have varied this by attempting to put the egg in the pot with a spoon, which breaks the egg faster, or putting the egg in the water pre boiling, which then means that I have no idea how long the egg has cooked, although I suppose you can't actually overboil an egg, or just scrambling the darn egg, which is the easier approach. Embarrassing confession time:
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