boil down

verb

Definition of boil down

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
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

First Known Use of boil down

1723



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