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Topic: COLOURS AND SOUNDS


bubble

2 verb
     
bubble2 [intransitive]
1 to produce bubbles:
Heat the cheese until it bubbles.
bubble up
The cola bubbled up when I unscrewed the lid.
2C to make the sound that water makes when it boils
bubble away
The water was bubbling away on the stove.
3 also bubble over to be excited
bubble with
Mary was bubbling over with excitement.
4 also bubble away/up if a feeling or activity bubbles, it continues to exist:
Resentment was still bubbling inside her.
Speculation has been bubbling away for months that he plans to resign.
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