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English verb: boil down

1. boil down (change) be the essential element


SamplesThe proposal boils down to a compromise.


Synonymscome down, reduce


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)become, turn

2. boil down (change) be cooked until very little liquid is left


SamplesThe sauce should reduce to one cup.


Synonymsconcentrate, decoct, reduce


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

3. boil down (change) cook until very little liquid is left


SamplesThe cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time.


Synonymsconcentrate, reduce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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