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English definition of “boil sth down”

boil sth down

phrasal verb with boil     /bɔɪl/ verb
to reduce information, usually so that it contains only its most important parts: He had boiled down a lengthy report to just a few paragraphs.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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