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单词 boil down
释义 boil down [phrasal verb] 1  a  : to become reduced in amount by boiling煮浓;熬稠 Let the sauce boil down and thicken.把酱汁熬得浓稠一些。 b  boil (something) down or boil down (something) : to reduce the amount of (a liquid) by boiling it使煮浓;使熬稠 Boil down the sauce so that it thickens.把酱汁熬得浓稠一些。 2  boil (something) down or boil down (something) : to make (something) short or simple by removing the parts that are not important or necessary压缩;简化;概括 He was able to boil down [=condense] the report to a brief summary.他能把报告压缩成一个简短的摘要。 3  boil down to (something) : to have (something) as the main or basic part归结为;基本问题是 His speech boiled down to [=was basically] a plea for more money.他的讲话归根结底就是要更多的钱。 Their objections all boil down to one thing: cost.他们反对的理由全部归结起来只有一点:成本。 You can get advice from many sources, but it all boils down to common sense. [=you should be guided by common sense]你可以吸取多方意见,但所有意见都要合乎常理。 boil
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