There are 2 main translations of boil in Italian:

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boil 1

British English: /bɔɪl/
American English: /bɔɪl/

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 (water, vegetables etc.) the kettle is boiling
    l'acqua (nel bollitore) sta bollendo
    wait for the kettle to boil
    aspetta che l'acqua (nel bollitore) bolla
    the saucepan boiled dry
    l'acqua nel tegame è evaporata (con la bollitura)

noun

  • to be on the boil (British English) to bring something to the boil
    portare qualcosa a ebollizione
    to come to the boil
    entrare in ebollizione o cominciare a bollire
    to go off the boil (British English)
    (water)
    (person)
    perdere interesse
    (performance)
    peggiorare o diventare meno interessante
    to be off the boil
    (project)
    bloccarsi o rallentare
    (situation)
    essere più calmo

Phrasal verbs

boil away

1 (go on boiling)
continuare a bollire
2 (evaporate)
evaporare completamente bollendo

boil down:

1 boil down (Cookery)
condensarsi (bollendo), ridursi
2 boil down to
ridursi a
3 boil down [something], boil [something] down 3.1 3.2 (condense)
(text) to a

boil over

1 2 [figurative]
(anger, tension, excitement)

boil up:

1 boil up
[figurative]
2 boil up [something], boil [something] up

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There are 2 main translations of boil in Italian:

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boil 2
British English: /bɔɪl/
American English: /bɔɪl/

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