verb (used without object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sodden or sod; seething.
to surge or foam as if boiling.
to be in a state of agitation or excitement.
Archaic. to boil.
verb (used with object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sodden or sod; seething.
to soak or steep.
to cook by boiling or simmering; boil.
the act of seething.
the state of being agitated or excited.
(intransitive) to boil or to foam as if boiling
(intransitive) to be in a state of extreme agitation, esp through anger
(transitive) to soak in liquid
(transitive) (archaic) to cook or extract the essence of (a food) by boiling
the act or state of seething
to boil (Ex. 16:23).
- See the elephant
Experience more than one wants to, learn a hard lesson; also, see combat, especially for the first time. For example, After the expedition lost two climbers in an avalanche, they had seen the elephant and turned back, or On his first tour of duty he saw the elephant. This slangy expression, first recorded in 1835, […]
- See the last of
End one’s dealings with someone or something, as in I hope I’ve seen the last of those boring ice shows, or We haven’t seen the last of Jerry—he’ll be back. [ Early 1800s ]
- See the light of day
Be published, brought out, or born. For example, I wonder if her book will ever see the light of day, or The family reunion was a disaster, and I wish the idea for it had never seen the light of day, or When we visited Pittsburgh, we saw where Mom had first seen the light […]
- See the sights
View noteworthy features or objects, especially when visiting a place. For example, It’s impossible to see all the sights of Paris in just a week. [ Mid-1700s ]