UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɔɪlɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɔɪlɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(boiling)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a boiling pot of [water, soup]
  2. a boiling [kettle, pot, pan] (of)
  3. boiling [water, oil]
  4. the [soup, coffee] is boiling hot
  5. [spilled, tipped, poured] boiling (hot) [water, coffee]
  6. a boiling hot [bath, pan, day]
  7. [pour, use, steep in] boiling water
  8. the boiling point of [water, mercury] (is)
  9. the boiling temperature of [water] (is)
  10. the [situation, public anger] has reached its boiling point
  11. I'm not hot, I'm boiling!
  12. released her boiling [rage, anger, fury]
  13. my blood was boiling
  14. he was boiling [mad, crazy]
  15. the boiling [currents, seas, waves]
  1. Bring the [water, soup, mixture] to boiling.
  2. Bring to boiling for [thirty minutes].
  3. has been at boiling for [thirty minutes]
  4. has not reached boiling yet
  5. leave [it] at boiling until
  6. [Heat, Reheat] to (just below) boiling.
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. bring the [water, soup, mixture] to a boil
  2. The [water] is at a boil.
  3. The [kettle, water] is on the boil.
  4. Bring to a boil for [thirty minutes].
  5. Leave at a boil for [thirty minutes].
  6. has been at a boil for [thirty minutes]
  7. leave [it] at a boil until
  8. have a boil on my [hand, foot]
  9. treat a boil with
  10. This [cream, ointment, medication] is [useful, good] for boils.
  11. UK, idiom: The [match, performance] has gone off the boil.
  12. UK, idiom: has gone off the boil since [last season, the opening night]
  1. boil water (for tea)
  2. boil the [water, soup, eggs]
  3. boil [it] in a [saucepan, pot, kettle]
  4. heat [it] until it starts to boil
  5. don't let the [milk, water, pan] boil over
  6. boil the [topic, results, issue] down to
  7. the [topic] boils down to
  8. (let it) boil down to nothing
  9. what it (all) boils down to is
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