boil something down

boil something down
CONDENSE, reduce, concentrate, thicken.
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  • boil something down to something — ˌboil sth ˈdown (to sth) derived to make sth, especially information, shorter by leaving out the parts that are not important • The original speech I had written got boiled down to about ten minutes. Main entry: ↑boilderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • boil something down — you have to boil down a lot of tomatoes to make just a few tablespoons of tomato paste Syn: condense, reduce, concentrate, distill, thicken, compress Ant: dilute …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • boil — boil1 [ bɔıl ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive if a liquid boils, or if you boil it, it becomes so hot that there are BUBBLES in it and it starts to become a gas: When the water boils, add the rice. Boil some milk in a pan. put something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boil down — verb 1. be the essential element (Freq. 1) The proposal boils down to a compromise • Syn: ↑reduce, ↑come down • Derivationally related forms: ↑reducible (for: ↑reduc …   Useful english dictionary

  • boil down — phrasal verb Word forms boil down : present tense I/you/we/they boil down he/she/it boils down present participle boiling down past tense boiled down past participle boiled down 1) [intransitive/transitive] to become smaller in quantity after… …   English dictionary

  • boil down phrasal — verb 1 (intransitive, transitive boil something down) if a food or liquid boils down, it becomes less after cooking: Spinach tends to boil down a lot. 2 (T) boil sth down to make information shorter by not including anything that is not necessary …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • boil — I 1. verb 1) boil the potatoes Syn: bring to a boil, simmer, parboil, poach; cook 2) the soup is boiling Syn: simmer, bubble, stew 3) a huge cliff with the sea boiling below …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • boil — boil1 S3 [bɔıl] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: boillir, from Latin bullire, from bulla bubble ] 1.) [I and T] when a liquid boils, or when you boil it, it becomes hot enough to turn into gas boil at ▪ The solution boiled at 57.4°C. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Down — 1. adv., prep., adj., v., & n. adv. (superl. downmost) 1 into or towards a lower place, esp. to the ground (fall down; knelt down). 2 in a lower place or position (blinds were down). 3 to or in a place regarded as lower, esp.: a southwards. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • down — 1. adv., prep., adj., v., & n. adv. (superl. downmost) 1 into or towards a lower place, esp. to the ground (fall down; knelt down). 2 in a lower place or position (blinds were down). 3 to or in a place regarded as lower, esp.: a southwards. b… …   Useful english dictionary

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