English version

spill over

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspill over phrasal verbSPREADif a problem or bad situation spills over, it spreads and begins to affect other places, people etc into The conflict might spill over into neighbouring towns. spill→ See Verb table
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spill overGovernment chiefs are worried that the refugee problem might spill over from neighboring countries.It is easy to allow personal emotions to spill over into your work.spill intoAfter the hearing, the differences between Thresher and Thomas spilled over into a confrontation in a courthouse hallway.Some of this thought spills over into adolescent behavior, and we often see the adolescent in the role of reformer.Inhibition Inhibition is an unwanted feeling that frequently spills over into behaviour.Love and joy seemed to explode inside her, threatening to spill over into cries of happiness.But we do all recognise that without that balance, in certain instances, absolutism can easily spill over into extremism.The prosperity is spilling over into other businesses, too.There is a steady current of physicality in their play which sometimes spills over into outright violence.When you permit these legitimate concerns to spill over into your work performance, your career often suffers.The conflict in Rwanda eventually spilled over into Zaire.
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Verb table
spill
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyspill
he, she, itspills
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyspilt (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave spilt
he, she, ithas spilt
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad spilt
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill spill
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have spilt
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam spilling
he, she, itis spilling
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you, we, theyare spilling
Past
I, he, she, itwas spilling
you, we, theywere spilling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been spilling
he, she, ithas been spilling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been spilling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be spilling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been spilling
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