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Definition of boil down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

boil down

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boil down

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boil somethingdown

 
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to be reduced or to reduce something by boiling

boil something down (to something)

 
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to make something, especially information, shorter by leaving out the parts that are not important The original speech I had written got boiled down to about ten minutes.
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