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  1. boil

    • IPA[bɔɪl]

    英式

    • v.
      (with reference to a liquid) reach or cause to reach the temperature at which it bubbles and turns to vapour;(with reference to a kettle, pan, or other container) heat or be heated until the liquid inside starts to boil
    • n.
      the temperature at which a liquid bubbles and turns to vapour;the process of heating a liquid to the temperature at which it bubbles and turns to vapour
    • verb: boil, 3rd person present: boils, gerund or present participle: boiling, past tense: boiled, past participle: boiled

    • noun: boil, plural noun: boils

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    • 1. the temperature at which a liquid bubbles and turns to vapour bring the sauce to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes
    • the process of heating a liquid to the temperature at which it bubbles and turns to vapour the kettle's on the boil
    • a state of great activity or excitement he has gone off the boil since opening the campaign
    • a sudden rise of a fish at a fly a boil from a fish in a pool
    • 2. US a casual outdoor meal at which shellfish is prepared by boiling the reappearance of warm days signals another revival: weekend crawfish boils
    • a dish of shellfish boiled in a large pot with sweetcorn, potatoes, and other ingredients I will definitely come back and try the crab cakes and lobster boil