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boil up

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phrasal verb
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present tense
I/you/we/theyboil up
he/she/itboils up
present participleboiling up
past tenseboiled up
past participleboiled up
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    [transitive] to heat liquid, or to heat something in a liquid, until it boils

    Will you boil up some water?

    Keep the chicken bones and boil them up to make stock.

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