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boil down

verb

Definition of boil down

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reduce in bulk by boiling

  3. 2 :  condense, summarize <boil down a report>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to undergo reduction in bulk by boiling

  6. 2 a :  to be equivalent in summary :  amount <his speech boiled down to a plea for more money> b :  to reduce ultimately <your choices boil down to three>



Examples of boil down in a sentence

  1. <the discussion of the problem can be boiled down to a couple of critical points>



1731

First Known Use of boil down

1731


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