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bring to a boilTo heat something until it reaches its boiling point.Rate it:

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boil downAs an allusion to the cooking technique of reducing liquids by heat, one boils down a problem, argument, etc. to its most central elements.Rate it:

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boil down toto be equivalent to; to reduce to.Rate it:

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boil overTo boil to such an extent as to overflow its container.Rate it:

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boil overTo reach the point where aggressive action is taken.Rate it:

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boil upTo cook by boiling.Rate it:

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boil upTo become more excited, intense or exciting.Rate it:

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go off the boilCease to boil when heat is no longer applied.Rate it:

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go off the boilTo become less successful.Rate it:

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go off the boilTo become of diminished intensity or urgency.Rate it:

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go off the boilTo lose interest; to pall.Rate it:

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make someone's blood boilTo cause a person to feel angry or very annoyed, especially in situation in which one cannot fully display that feeling to others.Rate it:

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bring inTo introduce a new rule, law, or system of organisation.Rate it:

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bring offTo succeed in doing something considered to be very difficult.Rate it:

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bring upTo bring from a lower position to a higher position.Rate it:

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bring uponTo cause to befall.Rate it:

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bring downTo make a legitimate rulership lose their position of power.Rate it:

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bring forthTo produce, bear as fruit.Rate it:

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bring forthTo give birth.Rate it:

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bring forthTo create, generate, bring into existence.Rate it:

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bring forthTo display, produce, bring out for display.Rate it:

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bring outTo elicit, evoke, or emphasize a particular quality.Rate it:

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bring roundTo resuscitate; to cause to regain consciousness.Rate it:

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bring upTo mention.Rate it:

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bring roundTo bring something when coming.Rate it:

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bring sand to the beachto take something that is plentiful at the destination, such as a date to a party with plenty of mixed company.Rate it:

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bring aboutTo cause to take place.Rate it:

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bring backTo fetch something.Rate it:

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bring downTo reduce.Rate it:

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bring downTo make something flying fall to the ground. Usually by firing a weapon of some kind.Rate it:

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bring downTo make someone feel bad emotionally.Rate it:

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bring inTo introduce a person or group of people to an organisation.Rate it:

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bring inTo earn money for a company or for the family.Rate it:

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bring outTo cause a visible symptom such as spots or a rash.Rate it:

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bring to the tableTo provide a suggestion.Rate it:

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bring upTo raise children.Rate it:

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bring upTo turn on power or start, as of a machine.Rate it:

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april showers bring may flowersApril, traditionally a rainy period, gives way to May, when flowers will bloom because of the water provided to them by the April rains.By extension, that a period of discomfort can provide the basis for a period of happiness.Rate it:

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bring a knife to a gunfightTo enter into a confrontation or other challenging situation without being adequately equipped or prepared.Rate it:

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bring aboutTo accomplish, achieve.Rate it:

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bring backTo cause someone to remember something from the past.Rate it:

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bring backTo reenact an old rule or law.Rate it:

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bring down the houseTo garner enthusiastic or wild applause.Rate it:

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bring down the houseSpawn overwhelming agreement, acceptance, appreciation, applause as a result of a speech, magic act, athletic, dramatic, vocal, jocular or mime offering.Rate it:

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bring forwardTo call up for consideration.Rate it:

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bring forwardTo make something happen earlier than originally planned.Rate it:

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bring homeTo earn (money)Rate it:

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bring homeTo make clearer or better understoodRate it:

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bring home the baconTo have a job and earn money or to lead a successful career.Rate it:

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bring inTo return a verdict in a court of law.Rate it:

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