Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
Keep scrolling for more
abstract, brief, digest, encapsulate, epitomize, outline, recap, recapitulate, reprise, sum up, summarize, synopsize, wrap up
Recent Examples on the Web
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'boil down.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
1723, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1
Share boil down
Resources for boil down
11 Feb 2019
Time Traveler for boil down
See more words from the same year
More from Merriam-Webster on boil down
Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with boil down
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for boil down
Comments on boil down
What made you want to look up boil down? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to deny responsibility for
Get Word of the Day daily email!
What did you just call me?! A Quiz
Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
It relates to godfathers.
Nothing to see here.
Words from the week of 2/15/2019
Is 'orientate' a real word?
Comedian ISMO on what separates a boot from a trunk
Comedian ISMO on the complexities of the word 'tip'
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
Never be caught off guard
A quiz for lovers and haters
SCRABBLE® fans, sharpen your skills!