- 1 (be at boiling point)(water/meat/vegetables)the kettle's boiling!
hervir¡hierve el agua!add boiling waterañada agua hirviendothe rice has boiled dryel arroz se ha quedado sin aguaExample sentences
- I had to boil up the water in an old kettle with a frayed wire.
- Water was boiled in kettles, saucepans and other containers on the top of the stove, and baking done in the oven.
- The first paddle steamers typically used oil-fired boilers, which provided heat to boil water, which generated steam to power the boat.
- Instead, they found it was healthier to boil food in water or a light stock.
- In addition, wherever eggs have been boiled for the recipes above, then they need to be peeled before moving on to the next stage of the recipe.
- British travellers can fall victim to the disease if they do not boil food and water before consumption.
- 2 (seethe) [literary](sea)
bullir [literary]Example sentences
- Outside, the wind was blowing and dark storm clouds were boiling.
- Clouds boiled in the sky overhead, blocking out the sun and heralding a storm.
- I stood on the front porch watching horizontal sheets of rain sweep up the driveway as the clouds boiled menacingly overhead.
- 1 1.1 (bring to boiling point)(water/milk)
llevar a punto de ebullición [formal]Example sentences1.2 (keep at boiling point)
(soup/sauce)1.3 (cook in boiling water) boil the eggs for three minutes
- When the kettle had been boiled and the tea had been made we all went up to Terri's bedroom.
- She came to the rescue by boiling up seven kettles of water on her range and arranged for them to be delivered to the school.
- This means having to boil up saucepans of water to have a bath.
dejar hervircocer or hervir los huevos tres minutos1.4 (wash at boiling point)(cotton/linen)
- The first surgical gloves were boiled to achieve sterilization.
- You can also sterilise equipment by boiling it in water for at least 10 minutes.
- If you are not satisfied that this washing powder boils your clothes whiter than any other washing product return the unused portion of the first packet you buy to us and we will send you double its purchase price.
- (boiling point)on the boilthe vegetables are on the boillas verduras se están haciendoto keep the kettle on the boilmantener el agua hirviendohe has another project on the boiltiene otro proyecto entre manosto bring something to the boilbring the water back to the boildejar que el agua vuelva a romper el hervor or [formal] vuelva a alcanzar el punto de ebulliciónthey have brought the issue back to the boilhan vuelto a poner el tema sobre el tapeteto go off the boildon't let the pot go off the boilque el agua ( or la sopa etc) no deje de hervirinterest in the affair has gone off the boilha decaído el interés en el asuntoExample sentences
- Cover with a lid, bring to a boil, and simmer for fifteen minutes.
- Bring to a boil and slowly whisk in the cornstarch, a little at a time.
- Combine the milk, butter and vanilla in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil.
- 1verb + adverb (evaporate)
- → boil away 2
(sauce/water)2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (cause to evaporate)
reducirse awhat it boils down to is this
irse por el fuego
irse por el fuego
(person)the demonstration boiled over into a riot
perder el control
perder el control
la manifestación terminó en una revuelta
- (Medicine)Example sentences
- You can use them to treat sores, bruises, cuts, boils and inflammatory skin conditions.
- Symptoms of diabetes include having to get up at night to go to the toilet, feeling thirsty, lacking energy and getting reoccurring infections such as boils and abscesses.
- It is useful for boils and skin ulcerations, like bedsores and canker sores.
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