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. 2a :  to be equivalent in summary :  amount his speech boiled down to a plea for more moneyb :  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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