boil down

1be reduced by boiling煮浓

These apples will soon boil down to jelly.这些苹果不久就会煮成果酱了。

2be reduced to its real meaningmeansummarise意味着;归结为;使缩短

You can boil down the story to a few sentences.你可以用几句话来概括这个故事。

What the foreign minister said boiled down to the rejection of the proposal.外交部长的话意味着拒绝这项建议。

The whole discussion boils down to the question of whether the government should fix prices.整个讨论归结到政府是否应当规定价格。