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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyboil away
he/she/itboils away
present participleboiling away
past tenseboiled away
past participleboiled away
  1. if a liquid boils away, or if you boil it away, it disappears and turns to gas after reaching a very high temperature

    Check every 20 minutes to make sure the water has not boiled away.

    Boil away about a third of the sauce.

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