v. be agitated; pass from a liquid to vapor when heated; be excited with passion; heat in water
I will teach the boy how to boil water.
Sentence in Classic:
Again I heard from her own lips things that made my blood boil, and again I cursed this brute who mishandled the woman I loved.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
You, Boxer, the very day that those great muscles of yours lose their power, Jones will sell you to the knacker, who will cut your throat and boil you down for the foxhounds.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
There would be a good meal at Tara tonight, in spite of the lack of side meat to boil with the vegetables.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
To be always peaceful does not depend on progress any more than it does on the stream; erect no barriers, cast in no boulders; obstacles make water froth and humanity boil.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Then Trinacrian Aetna is descried in the distance rising from the waves, and we hear from afar a great roaring of the sea on beaten rocks, and broken noises by the shore: the channels boil up, and the surge churns with sand.
A third mixed some sweet wine with water in a silver bowl and put golden cups upon the tables, while the fourth brought in water and set it to boil in a large cauldron over a good fire which she had lighted.