US: /ˈbɔɪɫ/
UK: /bˈɔ‍ɪl/

English Vietnamese dictionary

boil /bɔil/
  • danh từ
    • (y học) nhọt, đinh
    • danh từ
      • sự sôi; điểm sôi
        • to bring to the boil: đun sôi
        • to come to the boil: bắt đầu sôi
        • to be at the boil: ở điểm sôi, đang sôi
    • động từ
      • sôi
      • đun sôi, nấu sôi; luộc
      • (nghĩa bóng) sục sôi
        • to boil over with indignation: sục sôi căm phẫn
        • to make one's blood boil: làm cho máu sôi lên, làm giận sôi lên
      • to boil away
        • tiếp tục sôi
      • sôi cạn; nấu đặc lại
      • to boil down
        • nấu đặc lại; cô đặc lại
      • tóm tắt lại, rút lại
        • the matter boils down to this: việc rút lại là thế này, việc chung quy là thế này
      • to boil over
        • sôi tràn ra
      • boiled shirt
        • sơ mi là cứng ngực
      • to keep the pot boiling
        • (xem) pot

    Advanced English dictionary

    verb, noun
    + verb
    1 when a liquid boils or when you boil it, it is heated to the point where it forms bubbles and turns to steam or VAPOUR: [V] The water was bubbling and boiling away. + [VN] Boil plenty of salted water, then add the spaghetti.
    2 when a KETTLE, pan, etc. boils or when you boil a KETTLE, etc., it is heated until the water inside it boils : [VN] I'll boil the kettle and make some tea. + [V] (BrE) The kettle's boiling. + [V-ADJ] She left the gas on by mistake and the pan boiled dry (= the water boiled until there was none left).
    3 to cook or wash sth in boiling water; to be cooked or washed in boiling water: [V] She put some potatoes on to boil. + [VN] boiled carrots / cabbage + [VN, VNN] to boil an egg for sb + to boil sb an egg
    4 [V] (written) if you boil with anger, etc. or anger, etc. boils inside you, you are very angry: He was boiling with rage. + She wanted to give vent to the fury boiling within her.
    Idioms see BLOOD n.
    Phrasal Verbs: boil down
    boil sth<->down to be reduced or to reduce sth by boiling
    boil sth down (to sth) to make sth, especially information, shorter by leaving out the parts that are not important: The original speech I had written got boiled down to about ten minutes.
    boil down to sth (not used in the progressive tenses) (of a situation, problem, etc.) to have sth as a main or basic part: In the end, what it all boils down to is money, or the lack of it.
    boil over
    1 (of liquid) to boil and flow over the side of a pan, etc: The milk is boiling over.
    2 (informal) to become very angry
    3 (of a situation, an emotion, etc.) to change into sth more dangerous or violent
    Synonym: EXPLODE
    Racial tension finally boiled over in the inner city riots.
    boil up if a situation or an emotion boils up, it becomes dangerous, worrying, etc: I could feel anger boiling up inside me.
    boil sth<->up to heat a liquid or some food until it boils: She boiled up a large pan of water.
    + noun
    1 [sing.] a period of boiling; the point at which liquid boils: (BrE) Bring the soup to the boil, then allow it to simmer for five minutes. + (AmE) Bring the soup to a boil. + The sauce should thicken as it comes to the boil.
    2 [C] a painful infected swelling under the skin which is full of a thick yellow liquid (called PUS)
    Idioms: off the boil (BrE) less good than before: The second series of the show really went off the boil.
    on the boil very active: We have several projects all on the boil at once.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 bubble, seethe; simmer, stew, steam:
    A pot of soup was boiling on the kitchen stove.
    2 seethe, fume, sizzle, smoulder, chafe, fulminate, ferment, sputter, splutter, bluster:
    When she learned what he had been saying about her, she boiled with furious indignation.
    abscess, carbuncle, pustule, Technical furuncle:
    The doctor said the boil had to be lanced at once.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 the boil state of boiling


    come to
    Just before the milk comes to the boil, turn down the heat.
    | bring sth to
    Bring the soup to the boil, then simmer for five minutes.
    | go off
    (usually figurative) He played brilliantly for the first set but then went rather off the boil.

    2 infected spot


    burst, lance
    The doctor lanced the boil.


    A boil had erupted on his neck.
    | burst

    Concise English dictionary

    +a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
    +the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level
    +come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor
    +cook in boiling liquid
    +bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point
    +be agitated
    +be in an agitated emotional state