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 for To boil away
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boil \Boil\ (boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boiled (boild); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Boiling.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir, F.
     bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from
     bulla bubble; akin to Gr. ?, Lith. bumbuls. Cf. Bull an
     edict, Budge, v., and Ebullition.]
     1. To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the
        generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or
        of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point;
        to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils.
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     2. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than
        heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.
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              He maketh the deep to boil like a pot. --Job xii.
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     3. To pass from a liquid to an a["e]riform state or vapor
        when heated; as, the water boils away.
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     4. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid;
        as, his blood boils with anger.
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              Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath.
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     5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes
        are boiling.
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     To boil away, to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by
        the action of heat.
     To boil over, to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid
        when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause
        of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so
        as to lose self-control.
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