boiled boiled  /ˈbɔ ɪld/


  • (adj) cooked in hot water



  1. After watching a lobster thrash about as it was boiled alive at a grocery store, a British barrister devised a kinder way to kill crustaceans.
  2. Along them wanders Philip Marlowe, a cynical, perfectly hard-boiled private investigator hired by an old millionaire to find the husband of his beautiful, bitchy wildcat daughter.


  1. Fey's View from the Right: The government’s not the one in hot water

    It’s said that if you put a frog in a pot and raise the temperature slowly enough, the frog will docilely allow itself to be boiled to death.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Norwich Bulletin

  2. Cop: Thief's eyes 'twin pools of fear and regret'

    An eastern Pennsylvania police detective may have a career as an author of hard-boiled detective novels after writing that "twin pools of fear and regret swelled" under the eyes of a suspect charged with stealing brass...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WTRF Wheeling

  3. Iran’s Leader Rebukes U.S. as Presidential Vote Begins

    As voting began early Friday, arguments over whether to boycott the ballot still boiled over among many liberal-leaning Iranians.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "This is somebody that was preaching three sermons at least a week for 30 years and it got boiled down ...... into a half-minute sound clip and just played it over and over and over again, partly because it spoke to some of the racial divisions we...
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Arizona Republic

  2. Snoop adds, "That's what it boiled down to. Cori's lupus showed us we need to be together forever."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Snoop Dogg Source: Peace FM Online

  3. "One reason that we're so good right now is that we're able to react to those things and handle them," Bird said. "It really just boiled down to taking care of the ball, hitting timely shots and getting stops when we needed them."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Sue Bird Source: The Associated Press

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