There are 2 translations of boil in Spanish:

boil1

Pronunciation: /bɔɪl/

n

  • 2 (boiling point) on the boil the vegetables are on the boil las verduras se están haciendo to keep the kettle on the boil mantener* el agua hirviendo he has another project on the boil tiene otro proyecto entre manos to bring sth to the boil bring the water back to the boil dejar que el agua vuelva a romper el hervor or [formal] vuelva a alcanzar el punto de ebullición they have brought the issue back to the boil han vuelto a poner el tema sobre el tapete to go off the boil don't let the pot go off the boil que el agua ( or la sopa etc) no deje de hervir interest in the affair has gone off the boil ha decaído el interés en el asunto

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There are 2 translations of boil in Spanish:

boil2

vi

  • 1.1 (be at boiling point) [water/meat/vegetables] hervir* the kettle's boiling! ¡hierve el agua! add boiling water añada agua hirviendo the rice has boiled dry el arroz se ha quedado sin agua 1.2 (seethe) [literario/literary] [sea] bullir* [literario/literary] 1.3 (be excited) he was boiling with rage le hervía la sangre de rabia

vt

  • 1 1.1 (bring to boiling point) [water/milk] hervir* , llevar a punto de ebullición [formal] 1.2 (keep at boiling point) [soup/sauce] hervir* , dejar hervir 1.3 (cook in boiling water) [vegetables/beef] cocer* , hervir* boil the eggs for three minutes cocer or hervir los huevos tres minutos 1.4 (wash at boiling point) [cotton/linen] hervir*
  • 2
    (boiled past p)
    [potatoes/rice/cabbage] hervido ; [ham] cocido [egg]; (soft) pasado por agua; (hard) duro boiled sweet (BrE) caramelo (m) de fruta

Phrasal verbs

boil away

v + adv (evaporate) [sauce/water] consumirse , evaporarse 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o (cause to evaporate) evaporar

boil down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
(reduce) [stock/sauce] reducir*

boil down to

v + adv + prep + o

boil off

boil over

v + adv
1.1 [milk] irse* por el fuego, salirse* , subirse (Chi) ; [pan] desbordarse 1.2 [person] perder* el control the demonstration boiled over into a riot la manifestación terminó en una revuelta

boil up

v + adv
[colloquial/familiar] estarse* preparando

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