seethe

If a liquid seethes, it is boiling, but if it's a person who's seething, watch out! He or she is really angry!

In the cooking sense, to seethe means to boil and if you are seething with anger, you might say that your blood is boiling. However seethe can also mean filled with activity. Imagine a room seething with excited people. Now imagine that you are watching that room from a balcony. See how the people move here and there? It's almost as if they are bubbling around.

Definitions of seethe
  1. verb
    foam as if boiling
    “a seething liquid”
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    type of:
    effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle
    become bubbly or frothy or foaming
  2. verb
    be in an agitated emotional state
    “The customer was seething with anger”
    synonyms: boil
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    bubble over, overflow, spill over
    overflow with a certain feeling
    ferment
    be in an agitated or excited state
    sizzle
    seethe with deep anger or resentment
    type of:
    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  3. verb
    be noisy with activity
    synonyms: buzz, hum
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    types:
    pullulate, swarm, teem
    be teeming, be abuzz
    crawl
    be full of
    type of:
    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  4. verb
    boil vigorously
    “The liquid was seething
    synonyms: roll
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    type of:
    boil, churn, moil, roil
    be agitated
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