To boil

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Definition

to boil: to simmer, to bubble, to heat to the point of boiling (100 degrees Celsius for water), to warm up
verb
Could you please boil some water? I would like a cup of tea.

It's boiling!: It's really hot! It's roasting! It's incredibly warm!
idiom

Examples

  • "The weather forecast predicts it's going to be boiling all weekend, so bring your sunscreen, sunglasses and possibly a hat."
  • "He always believed that there was no injury, no illness too serious that it couldn't be treated by a tall glass of 'Seamus Dog' Whiskey and a bowl of boiled cabbage."
  • "Let's not forget that one web search produces around 0.2g of CO2, whereas boiling a kettle generates 15g."
  • "The weather forecast says it's going to be boiling all weekend, so bring your sunscreen, sunglasses and possibly a hat."

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