HyperDic: boil_down

English > 3 senses of the expression boil down:
VERBchangeboil down, reduce, come downbe the essential element
changeboil down, reduce, decoct, concentratebe cooked until very little liquid / liquid is left
changeboil down, reduce, concentratecook until very little liquid / liquid is left
English > boil down: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBe the essential element.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymsreduce, come down
Broaderbecome, turnUndergo a change or development
Spanishreducirse
Catalanreduir-se
English > boil down: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBe cooked until very little liquid / liquid is left.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsreduce, decoct, concentrate
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Spanishreducir
Catalanreduir
English > boil down: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningcook until very little liquid / liquid is left.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsreduce, concentrate
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Catalandeixar bullir fins que s'espesseeixi, reduir per ebullició

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