boil up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theyboil up
he/she/itboils up
present participleboiling up
past tenseboiled up
past participleboiled up
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a situation or feeling boils up, people start to feel angry

    Anger was boiling up inside me.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to heat liquid, or to heat something in a liquid, until it boils

    Will you boil up some water?

    Keep the chicken bones and boil them up to make stock.

See also main entry: boil