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well over

[for a liquid] to fill up and spill over. The laundry tub finally welled over as it became too full. The milk glass began to well over, and Timmy began to cry.
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well over

v.
1. To build up and overflow the boundaries of a container: I left the tap on, and the water in the bathtub welled over and spilled onto the floor. Tears welled over and ran down my cheeks. My anger welled over, and I yelled out.
2. To become filled and overflow: My eyes welled over with tears. My heart welled over with joy.
See also: well