soft-boiled


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soft-boiled

(sôft′boild′, sŏft′-)
adj.
1. Boiled in the shell to a soft consistency. Used of an egg.
2. Informal
a. Softhearted; lenient.
b. Sentimental.

soft-boiled

adj
1. (Cookery) (of an egg) boiled for a short time so that the yolk is still soft
2. informal softhearted

soft′-boiled′



adj.
(of an egg) boiled in the shell only until yolk and white are partially set.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.soft-boiled - easily moved to pity or sorrow; "a softhearted judge"
2.soft-boiled - (eggs) having the yolk still liquid; "soft-boiled eggs"
cooked - having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
Translations

soft-boiled

[ˈsɒftˌbɔɪld] ADJ [egg] → pasado (por agua)

soft-boiled

[ˈsɒftˌbɔɪld] adj (egg) → alla coque

soft

(soft) adjective
1. not hard or firm; easily changing shape when pressed. a soft cushion.
2. pleasantly smooth to the touch. The dog has a soft, silky coat.
3. not loud. a soft voice.
4. (of colour) not bright or harsh. a soft pink.
5. not strict (enough). You are too soft with him.
6. (of a drink) not alcoholic. At the party they were serving soft drinks as well as wine and spirits.
7. childishly weak, timid or silly. Don't be so soft – the dog won't hurt you.
ˈsoftly adverb
ˈsoftness noun
soften (ˈsofn) verb
to make or become soft or softer, less strong or less painful. The thick walls softened the noise of the explosion.
ˌsoft-ˈboiled adjective
(of eggs) slightly boiled, so that the yolk is still soft. She likes her eggs soft-boiled.
ˌsoft-ˈhearted adjective
kind-hearted and generous. He had been given some money by a soft-hearted aunt.
ˌsoft-ˈspoken adjective
having a gentle voice or manner. She was a soft-spoken woman with a shy smile.
ˈsoftware noun
computer programs, as opposed to the machines themselves (ˈhardware).
ˈsoftwood noun, adjective
(of) the wood of a conebearing tree eg a pine. softwood furniture.
have a soft spot for
to have a weakness for (someone or something) because of great affection. He's always had a soft spot for his youngest son.
References in classic literature ?
He did not know how or why he did it any more than does the philosopher know how or why he decides on mush and cream for breakfast instead of two soft-boiled eggs.
ANXIOUS INQUIRER: We don't know anything that will take the stain out of a silk dress when a soft-boiled egg is dropped on it.
Clarence, my snake, has the cutest way of climbing up the leg of the table and looking at you pleadingly in the hope that you will give him soft-boiled egg, which he adores.
Brigit Binns is the author or co-author of more than 29 cookbooks, and her Dandelion Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs and Crispy Bacon from The New Wine Country Cookbook really shows her chops.
The food arrived and was impeccably presented, with my two pieces of hake balanced over a tangle of beansprouts and greens served gado-gado style, with soft-boiled eggs on the side and a delicious satay-style sauce stirred through it all.
Refresh in ice water Place in a large bowl the kale, kidney beans, apricots, onion, coriander and sardines Add spelt, toss and coat all ingredients Serve on plate finished with soft-boiled quails egg and dress with coriander leaf.
So, instead of a nice firm soft-boiled egg, I must make do with a runny, undercooked mess, while being closely observed by three suspicious cats who presumably fear that this break from normal routine presages my running off and leaving them in the care of a stranger.
For as the First Footman of the Breakfast Chamber slices the top orf Charles' second soft-boiled egg our petulant princeling flings his little toastie soldiers at the serf and kicks a passing corgi.
It took a sharp knife and a steady wrist to top a soft-boiled egg.
I've gone eastern with my eggs lately too: a soft-boiled egg broken over a soy-dressed spinach and shiitake-mushroom salad is totally satisfying.
My friend started with pea salad, French Aura potatoes, and soft-boiled egg.