Translation of "boil" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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boilverb

uk /bɔɪl/ us /bɔɪl/

boil verb (HEAT LIQUID)

A2 [ I or T ] to reach, or cause something to reach, the temperature at which a liquid starts to turn into a gas

(使)沸騰,煮沸,燒開(液體)
Liquid nitrogen boils at a very low temperature. 液態氮在很低的溫度下就會達到沸點。
She scalded herself on some boiling water. 她被開水燙傷了。
If you give water to a small baby to drink, you have to boil it first. 如果你餵嬰兒喝水,必須先把水燒開。

B1 [ I or T ] to heat a container, especially one used for cooking, until the liquid in it starts to turn into a gas

煮沸,燒開(尤指做飯用的容器中的水)
The pan's boiling. 鍋燒開了。
mainly UK Could you boil the kettle for me? 你能替我燒壺水嗎?

B1 [ T ] to cook food by putting it in water that is boiling

在沸水中煮,烹煮
I've boiled some potatoes for dinner. 晚飯我煮了些馬鈴薯。
boiled carrots 煮熟的胡蘿蔔
boil dry

If a container or food boils dry, all the liquid in the container in which the food was cooking turns to gas.

煮乾,燒乾

[ T ] to wash clothes in a container of very hot water

在沸水中洗(衣服)

More examples

  • Ask Simon to cook the meal? Come off it, he can hardly boil an egg!
  • As water begins to boil, bubbles rise ever faster to the surface.
  • To make a thicker sauce, reduce the ingredients by boiling for five minutes.
  • Water boils at 212° Fahrenheit and 100° Celsius/Centigrade.
  • Stir the sauce gently until it begins to boil.

boil verb (BE ANGRY)

[ I usually continuous ] informal to be extremely angry

暴怒
He was boiling with rage. 他怒不可遏。

boilnoun

uk /bɔɪl/ us /bɔɪl/

boil noun (SWELLING)

[ C ] a painful swelling on the skin that is filled with pus (= thick, yellow liquid)

癤子,膿瘡

boil noun (HEAT)

[ S ] the act of washing or cooking something in very hot water

煮;烹煮
a/the boil

the state of boiling

沸騰(狀態)
UK Bring the water to the boil, then add the pasta. 先把水燒開,再加入麵糰。
US Bring the water to a boil, then add the pasta. 先把水燒開,再加入麵糰。
Let the liquid come to a/the boil and then reduce the heat. 先將液體煮沸,然後關小火。

Idiom(s)

(Translation of “boil” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)