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  1. (verb-transitive) To boil (an egg) in the shell to a soft consistency.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Personally, I would sleep better at night knowing that the president had more time than it takes to soft-boil an egg to rescind an order that might destroy the planet. - Nuclear Follies
  2. You can also soft-boil an egg, peel it and break it open in the bowl of soup, for a lovely blend of tastes and a complete meal - Archive 2006-07-01
  3. If you prefer eggs that are cooked less, you can either soft-boil or coddle them. - Celebration Breads
  4. "Strange -- extraordinary!" said Sharlee, picturing the two scholars alone together in their flat, endeavoring to soft-boil eggs on one of those little fixtures over the gas. - Queed
  5. If you've been talking longer than it takes to soft-boil an egg, then you've probably been talking too long. - Salon


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