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verb boil pronunciation in American English /bɔɪl/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyboil
he/she/itboils
present participleboiling
past tenseboiled
past participleboiled
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if a liquid boils, or if you boil it, it becomes so hot that there are bubbles in it and it starts to become a gas
    When the water boils, add the rice.
    Boil some milk in a pan.
    put something on to boil (=put liquid in a container and heat it until it boils): She put two pans of soup on to boil.
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    1. a.
      if a container boils, or if you boil it, the liquid in it boils
      He stood in the kitchen waiting for the pan to boil.
      boil dry (=boil until there is no liquid left): The saucepan had boiled dry and the carrots were burned.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to cook food in water that is boiling
    How long does it take to boil an egg?
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      [intransitive] to be cooked in water that is boiling
      The pasta needs to boil for 10 minutes.
      put something on to boil (=start to cook something in hot water): Can you put the vegetables on to boil, please?
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] to feel something such as anger very strongly
    James felt the fury boiling within him.
    boil with rage/anger: Boiling with rage, Kate slammed the car door and drove off.

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