To boil away
Boil Boil (boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boiled} (boild); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boiling}.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir, F. bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from bulla bubble; akin to Gr. ?, Lith. bumbuls. Cf. {Bull} an edict, {Budge}, v., and {Ebullition}.] 1. To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils. [1913 Webster]

2. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves. [1913 Webster]

He maketh the deep to boil like a pot. --Job xii. 31. [1913 Webster]

3. To pass from a liquid to an a["e]riform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away. [1913 Webster]

4. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger. [1913 Webster]

Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath. --Surrey. [1913 Webster]

5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling. [1913 Webster]

{To boil away}, to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by the action of heat.

{To boil over}, to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so as to lose self-control. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To come away — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To boil over — Boil Boil (boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boiled} (boild); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boiling}.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir, F. bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from bulla bubble; akin to Gr. ?, Lith. bumbuls. Cf. {Bull} an edict,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boil away — To evaporate (completely) by boiling • • • Main Entry: ↑boil * * * ˌboil a ˈway [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they boil away he/she/it boils away …   Useful english dictionary

  • boil away — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms boil away : present tense I/you/we/they boil away he/she/it boils away present participle boiling away past tense boiled away past participle boiled away if a liquid boils away, or if you boil it… …   English dictionary

  • boil away — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. steam, vaporize, dissipate; see evaporate 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To pass off as vapor, especially when heated: evaporate, vaporize, volatilize. See SOLID …   English dictionary for students

  • Boil — (boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boiled} (boild); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boiling}.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir, F. bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from bulla bubble; akin to Gr. ?, Lith. bumbuls. Cf. {Bull} an edict, {Budge}, v.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boil down — {v.} 1. To boil away some of the water from; make less by boiling. * /She boiled down the maple sap to a thick syrup./ * /The fruit juice boiled down until it was almost not good for jelly./ 2. To reduce the length of; cut down; shorten. * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • boil down — {v.} 1. To boil away some of the water from; make less by boiling. * /She boiled down the maple sap to a thick syrup./ * /The fruit juice boiled down until it was almost not good for jelly./ 2. To reduce the length of; cut down; shorten. * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • boil\ down — v 1. To boil away some of the water from; make less by boiling. She boiled down the maple sap to a thick syrup. The fruit juice boiled down until it was almost not good for jelly. 2. To reduce the length of; cut down; shorten. The reporter boiled …   Словарь американских идиом

  • boil — boil1 [boil] vi. [ME boilen < OFr boillir < L bullire < bulla, a bubble, knob; prob. < IE * bu , var. of echoic base * beu , * bheu , to blow up, cause to swell] 1. to bubble up and vaporize over direct heat 2. to reach the vaporizing …   English World dictionary

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