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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bubble over, overflow, spill oververb

    overflow with a certain feeling

    "The children bubbled over with joy"; "My boss was bubbling over with anger"

  2. spill over, spill out, pour outverb

    be disgorged

    "The crowds spilled out into the streets"


  1. spill oververb

    To enter into another zone by way of accident or overcrowding; to overflow.


  1. spill over

    Spill over is a term that refers to the effects or impacts of an event, action, or situation extending beyond its initial area or sphere, influencing other indirectly related areas or contexts. This can happen in various fields, such as economics, science, public health, or sociology. It often implies unintended consequences or secondary effects, which can be either positive or negative. For example, in economics, it could refer to the impact of a country's economic activities on global markets. In public health, it could refer to the movement of a disease from one population to another.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spill over in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spill over in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of spill over in a Sentence

  1. Antonin Scalia:

    They are not getting along very well these days among themselves. It's a period of real partisan rancor, i don't want it to spill over and affect us.

  2. Christine Lagarde:

    What has been demonstrated in the last few weeks is how much Asia is at the core of the global economy, and how much disruption in one market in Asia can actually spill over to the rest of the world.

  3. Ian Nakamoto:

    It's tough to get excited about the commodities, with Canada having so many of them, given what's going on with China, Greece, commodities depend on robust world wide demand, and we don't have that right now...It's affecting things like Canadian banks, which I always view as a reflection of what's going on with the economy and the spill-over effects.

  4. Kemal Kilicdaroglu:

    The battle in parliament will most likely be tougher in the coming days because they want to limit our right to speak by changing the internal bylaws and it is impossible for us to tolerate this, therefore this battle will get tougher, and it may even spill over to the streets.

  5. Terry Jones:

    Knowledge from the past can protect us in the present. When an animal or plant goes extinct, it isn't coming back. But mutations can re-occur or revert and viruses can mutate or spill over from the animal reservoir so there will always be another zoonosis( disease caused by viruses that jumped from animal hosts into human hosts).

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