boil away


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boil away

vb
(Chemistry) (adverb) to cause (liquid) to evaporate completely by boiling or (of liquid) to evaporate completely
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boil

verb
1. To cook (food) in liquid heated to the point of steaming:
2. To be in a state of emotional or mental turmoil:
phrasal verb
boil away
To pass off as vapor, especially when heated:
phrasal verb
boil down
To reduce in complexity or scope:
phrasal verb
boil over
To be or become angry:
Informal: steam.
Idioms: blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow one's stack, breathe fire, fly off the handle, get hot under the collar, hit the ceiling, lose one's temper, see red.
Translations

w>boil away

vi
(= go on boiling)weiterkochen
(= evaporate completely)verdampfen
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Too much heat from its star, and any water would boil away as steam.
The water protects his hands as it takes a few seconds to boil away keeping his skin cooler.
Add the vinegar and boil away completely, stirring all the time.
When it is hot, I just want to avoid people and boil away in my misery.
If the sun evolves like its newly discovered relative, dubbed CoRoT Sol 1 -- the farthest of the so-called solar twins in the Milky Way galaxy -- all the water on Earth will boil away, they said.
Dust and small particles are thrown off the surface of the comet as the gases boil away and are then carried away from the comet's weak gravity.
Moons that orbit their planet too closely will undergo strong tidal heating and thus a catastrophic runaway greenhouse effect that would boil away surface water and leave them forever uninhabitable.
Arid salt flats in South America's Atacama Desert epitomize how Earth's surface may look once the sun expands and the planet's oceans boil away billions of years from now.
A 60-40 MIX OF ANTIFREEZE AND WATER IS BEST, BUT KEEP AT LEAST A 50-50 MIX TO RAISE THE BOILING POINT OF THE COOLANT SO IT WON'T BOIL AWAY LIKE PLAIN WATER.
Despite the immense heat, it will take around a trillion years for the planet to boil away, he said.
If however, you feel used, the injustice can boil away.
Put vinegar, bay leaf and peppercorns in pan and boil away or reduce until you are left with about 1tbsp of liquid, strain and allow to cool slightly.