Meaning of BOILING in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ bɔɪlɪŋ ]


Something that is boiling or boiling hot is very hot.

‘It’s boiling in here,’ complained Miriam...

Often the food may be bubbling and boiling hot on the top, but the inside may still be cold.

= baking



If you say that you are boiling or boiling hot , you mean that you feel very hot, usually unpleasantly hot.

When everybody else is boiling hot, I’m freezing!

= sweltering

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