boil (something) away

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boil (something) away

To boil a liquid for so long that it evaporates. If you don't put the pasta in the pot soon, you will boil all of the water away.
See also: away, boil

boil something away

 
1. Lit. to boil a liquid until it is gone altogether. She left the kettle on and boiled the water away. Boil away some of that water.
2. Lit. to remove a volatile chemical from a solution by boiling. Boil the alcohol away or the sauce will be ruined. You should boil away some of the liquid.
See also: away, boil
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Its patented construction keeps nuts and boils away from the material flow.
If the water that leaks or boils away cannot be replenished quickly enough, the water level will drop, exposing the fuel rods," UCS said.
You're never going to get a worse atmosphere than that, it boils away.
It appears Mars has been cold and dry for billions of years, with an atmosphere so thin any liquid water on the surface quickly boils away while the sun's ultraviolet radiation scours the ground.
Twice cooking is a sauteing technique in which cleaned mushrooms are sauteed in a little fat (olive oil or butter or both) until they exude their juice, the juice boils away and the mushrooms brown.
insulated equipment is essential--liquid nitrogen has a boiling point of -320 F (-196 C) at atmospheric pressure and boils away rapidly if exposed to room temperatures--so packaging/production facilities must install appropriate storage, piping and dispensing equipment.
Steam on a rack in a pan of boiling water for two hours, adding more boiling water as it boils away.
Argon is a sensitive indicator of the temperature at which Hale-Bopp formed because it doesn't interact with other elements and boils away at a temperature of just 40 kelvins (K).
Uncover, add cheese, and stir frequently on high heat until most of the liquid boils away, 3 to 4 minutes.
And it is important not to put the fresh coriander in too early as this boils away the flavour.
Boil broth on high heat, uncovered, until reduced to 3 cups (if too much boils away, add water to make 3 cups).
Uncover and cook until liquid boils away and meat is well browned; turn as needed.
Uncover and cook until liquid boils away, then continue to cook meat in its own drippings, turning pieces to brown evenly, about 30 minutes more.