- vi. & vt. (使)沸腾; 开 (cause to) reach the temperature at which change to gas occurs
- vt. 用开水煮,在沸水中煮 cause water or other liquid to boil; cook in boiling water
- vi. 发怒; 激动 be angry
- [S]煮沸 act or period of boiling
- [U]沸点 boiling point
- [U]激动 be boiling with anger
- [C]〈医〉疔疮,脓肿 hard swelling on the body caused by infection
a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level;
"they brought the water to a boil"
come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor;
"Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"
immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes;
bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point;
"boil this liquid until it evaporates"
"the sea was churning in the storm"
be in an agitated emotional state;
"The customer was seething with anger"
- The kettle is boiling.
- I am boiling the milk.
- This new type of electromagnetic boiler takes only 3 minutes to boil water.
- The mere idea made me boil.
- Give the sheets a good boil to get them white.
- Bring the mixture to the boil, then let it simmer for ten minutes.
- The boil on my right arm rankled whenever I wrote.
- The boil on your face has headed.
- boil away (v.+adv.)
The kettle is boiling away.
The kettle was boiling away on the fire.
The water was boiling away in the kettle.
The potatoes have been boiling away for 20 minutes.
All the water boiled away and the kettle was ruined.
He was driving so fast that the engine got very hot and the water boiled away.
He was so concentrated on the TV programme that he forgot the cooking and the water in the pot boiled away.
他注意力全集中在电视节目上,忘了正在做的饭,把锅里的水都烧干了。boil sth ⇔ away
They boiled the excess liquid away.
Her anger boiled away soon.
- boil down (v.+adv.)
煮浓 render down or decompose by boiling
The syrup boils down in a short time.
这糖浆很快就能熬浓。boil sth ⇔ down
They are boiling down the bones.
Please boil down the fish soup.
They boil down horses' hoofs to get glue.
When he made the stew, the water was boiled down.
- boil down to (v.+adv.+prep.)
归结为… may be summarized as
boil down to sth
A solution of sugar boils down to a syrup.
Put a lot of the vegetable in the pan, it all boils down to a small quantity.
往锅里多放些菜,一煮就少了。boil sth ⇔ down to sth
Use plenty of vegetables because the cooking boils them all down to a small quantity.
要用足够的蔬菜,因为一煮就剩不下多少了。boil sth ⇔ down to sth
Can you boil the story down to five hundred words?
Boil the passage down to two hundred words, please.
You can boil the long story down to a few sentences and it still has the same meaning.
Read through this passage of prose and then boil it down to a hundred words.
请读这段散文,然后将其概括为一百字。boil down to sth
It all boils down to one thing— human nature.
The whole matter boils down to a power struggle between the trade union and the directors.
What it all seemed to boil down to was money.
His reasons for not wanting to go all boil down to the fact that he doesn't have enough money.
All he said boils down to this:live and learn.
The advice we gave him boiled down to this:he should take care of his health.
It all boils down to a clear case of murder.
I suppose it all boils down to this.
The whole discussion boils down to the question of whether the government should fix prices.
His answer boils down to a refusal.
These facts boil down to very little significance.
The whole question boils down to whether you want to go or not.
- boil out (v.+adv.)
(使)被煮掉,烫掉 (cause to) be removed by boiling
Some of the stiffness will boil out when you first wash the cloth.
你第一次洗那布料时,部分浆性就会被烫掉。boil sth ⇔ out
You may want to boil out some of the stiffness.
- boil over (v.+adv.)
〈非正〉发怒 lose one's temper or be very angry
- boil up (v.+adv.)
加剧 arise or develop, especially of quarrels and arguments
The water boiled up very quickly.
水很快就煮开了。boil sth ⇔ up
The soup is nearly cold,I'll boil it up again for you.
The stew must be boiled up before serving.
Jim's anger boiled up when he heard how Mary had been treated.
Trouble was boiling up in the Middle East.
- boil with (v.+prep.)
波涛汹涌 waves surging turbulently; waves running high
boil with sb/sth
My blood boiled with me.
His rudeness made me boil with anger.
He was boiling with indignation.
Robert was boiling with anger.
罗伯特怒气冲冲。boil with sth
The sea boiled with the storm.
His mind was boiling with mirth, fear and pride.
- on the boil
沸腾着; 激动 boiling
- go off the boil
(刺激、兴奋等)过了顶峰 lose interest
- boil a kettle 烧开一壶水
- boil an egg 煮个鸡蛋
- boil clothes 煮衣服(以清毒)
- boil potatoes 煮土豆
- boil the baby's milk 给孩子煮牛奶
- boil the water 烧水
- boil vegetables 烹煮蔬菜
- boil enough 足够时间的煮
- boil gently 用文火煮
- boil slowly 慢慢地煮
- boil thoroughly 煮透
- boil away 煮干
- boil down 熬浓,煮稠,浓缩,压缩(文章)
- boil down an article to a few sentences 把一篇文章归结成几句话
- boil down the fish soup 把鱼汤煮浓
- boil down to 总而言之
- boil over (水)煮沸溢出,失去控制
- boil up (水)烧开,爆发,涌起,到了一触即发的地步
Boyling in sulphur, and hot-bubbling pitch.出自： P. Fletcher
[Pierce] the oranges as they are boiling.出自： Edmund Smith
Putting in anything that we like while the pot is boiling.出自： B. Jowett
He puts some water on to boil.出自： J. Cheever