on the boil

Definition of on the boil

  1. 1 British, informal :  in a state of activity or development The deal is still on the boil. kept their romance on the boil

  2. 2 :  on a hot burner/stove so that a liquid would boil She put the kettle (of water) on the boil.

Word by Word Definitions

boilplay
  1. :  to come to the boiling point

    :  to cook in boiling water

    :  to become agitated :  seethe

  1. :  a localized swelling and inflammation of the skin resulting from infection of a hair follicle and adjacent tissue, having a hard central core, and forming pus

  1. :  the act or state of boiling

    :  a swirling upheaval (as of water)

    :  a boiled dish of seafood, vegetables, and seasonings


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