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bubble up (third-person singular simple present bubbles up, present participle bubbling up, simple past and past participle bubbled up)

  1. (intransitive) To move upward in bubbles or in a way suggesting bubbles.
    • 1853, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Ruth
      The blood bubbled up to her brain, and made such a sound there, as of boiling waters, that she did not hear the words which Mr. Bradshaw first spoke []
    • 2002, David Flanagan, JavaScript: the definitive guide
      The target of this event is the most deeply nested common ancestor of all changes that occurred in the document, and it bubbles up the document tree []