From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe boilthe boilBritish English, a boil American EnglishDFC the act or state of boilingAdd the seasoning and bring the sauce to the boil.She waited for the water to come to the boil (=begin to boil). →boil
Examples from the Corpus
bring ... to the boil• Bring to the boil a pan half-filled with water.• Bring to the boil and cook hard for 10 minutes, then lower the heat and cover.• Bring to the boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes.• Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and cook for 40 minutes. 3.• Bring to the boil, stirring, until thickened.• Pour in water, then cover with a lid or foil and bring to the boil.• Add the cider and vinegar and bring to the boil, stirring as you go.