boil\ down


boil\ down
1. I
meat (
fruit, syrup, solution, etc.) boils down мясо и т. д. уваривается; these plums will boil right down эти сливы сильно уварятся
2. III
boil down smth. /smth. down/ boil down meat (beef, fruit, etc.) тушить или варить до готовности мясо и т. д.; boil down syrup (solution, etc.) уваривать /доводить до густоты/ сироп и т. д.
3. XVI
boil down to smth. coll. the matter boils down to this дело сводится к следующему; the rumour boiled down to nothing глухи оказались беспочвенными
4. XXI1
1) boil down smth. (in)to smth. boil the sugar down into a syrup варить сахар до получения густого сиропа I boil tile hones down to jelly вываривать кости до получения желе
2) boil down smth. to smth. boil down an article to two hundred words сократить статьи до двухсот слов; he boiled down his report to a few sentences он свел свой отчет к нескольким фразам; boil down a discussion to simple bickering свести дискуссию к пустым пререканиям

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • boil down — (something) to reduce something to its most basic or important parts. I am supposed to boil down this ten page report to half a page. The whole question boils down to how will we pay for this? …   New idioms dictionary

  • boil down — index abridge (shorten), distill, lessen Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • boil down — verb 1. be the essential element (Freq. 1) The proposal boils down to a compromise • Syn: ↑reduce, ↑come down • Derivationally related forms: ↑reducible (for: ↑reduc …   Useful english dictionary

  • boil down to — COME DOWN TO, amount to, add up to, be in essence. → boil * * * boil down to (figurative) To mean, to signify when reduced to essentials • • • Main Entry: ↑boil * * * ˌboil ˈdown to [transitive] never progressive [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • boil down — v. 1) (d; intr.) to boil down to (it all boils down to one simple fact) 2) (D; tr.) to boil down to (she boiled the whole story down to one paragraph) * * * [ bɔɪl daʊn] (d; intr.) to boil down to (it all boil downs down to one simple fact) (D;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • boil down — phrasal verb Word forms boil down : present tense I/you/we/they boil down he/she/it boils down present participle boiling down past tense boiled down past participle boiled down 1) [intransitive/transitive] to become smaller in quantity after… …   English dictionary

  • boil down to — phrasal verb [transitive, never progressive] Word forms boil down to : present tense I/you/we/they boil down to he/she/it boils down to present participle boiling down to past tense boiled down to past participle boiled down to boil down to… …   English dictionary

  • boil down — PHR V ERG When you boil down a liquid or food, or when it boils down, it is boiled until there is less of it because some of the water in it has changed into steam or vapour. [V P n (not pron)] He boils down red wine and uses what s left... [V P] …   English dictionary

  • boil down — verb Date: 1731 transitive verb 1. to reduce in bulk by boiling 2. condense, summarize < boil down a report > intransitive verb 1. to undergo reduction in bulk by boiling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • boil down to — phr verb Boil down to is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑argument …   Collocations dictionary

  • boil down — {v.} 1. To boil away some of the water from; make less by boiling. * /She boiled down the maple sap to a thick syrup./ * /The fruit juice boiled down until it was almost not good for jelly./ 2. To reduce the length of; cut down; shorten. * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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