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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyspill over
he/she/itspills over
present participlespilling over
past tensespilled over or spilt over
past participlespilled over or spilt over
  1. to spread to other areas

    The protests have spilled over to other parts of the city.

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