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boil down

 
Verb boil down has 3 senses
  1. reduce, come down, boil down - be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise"
    --1 is one way to become, turn
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate - be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
    --2 is one way to decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. reduce, boil down, concentrate - cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
    --3 is one way to decrease, lessen, minify
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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