Translation of "boil" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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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

Liquid nitrogen boils at a very low temperature. 液态氮在很低的温度下就会达到沸点。
She scalded herself on some boiling water. 她被开水烫伤了。
If you give water to a small baby to drink, you have to boil it first. 如果你喂婴儿水喝,必须先把水烧开。

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

The pan's boiling. 锅烧开了。
mainly UK Could you boil the kettle for me? 你能给我烧壶水吗?

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

I've boiled some potatoes for dinner. 晚饭我煮了些土豆。
boiled carrots 煮熟的胡萝卜
boil dry

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


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


More examples

boil verb (BE ANGRY)

[ I usually continuous ] informal to be extremely angry

He was boiling with rage. 他怒不可遏。


uk /bɔɪl/ us /bɔɪl/

boil noun (SWELLING)

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


boil noun (HEAT)

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

a/the boil

the state of boiling

UK Bring the water to the boil, then add the pasta. 先把水烧开,再加入面糊。
US Bring the water to a boil, then add the pasta. 先把水烧开,再加入面糊。
Let the liquid come to a/the boil and then reduce the heat. 先将液体煮沸,然后关小火。


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