–verb (used without object)
1. to surge
foam (泡沫) as if boiling.
2. to be in a state of agitation or excitement.
3. Archaic. to boil.
–verb (used with object)
4. to soak or steep.
5. to cook by boiling or simmering; boil.
6. the act of seething.
7. the state of being agitated or excited.
2. See boil1
Boil, seethe, simmer, stew are used figuratively to refer to agitated states of emotion.
To boil suggests the state of being very hot with anger or rage: [Rage] made his blood boil.
To seethe is to be deeply stirred, violently agitated, or greatly excited: A mind seething with [conflict]ing ideas.
To simmer means to be on the point of bursting out or boiling over: to simmer with curiosity, with anger.
To stew is to worry, to be in a restless state of anxiety and excitement: to stew about (or over) one's [troubles].
Kristin Scott Thomas's elegant [bone] structure and slender [frame] make it hard to imagine her as a coarse-grained woman (though it would be fun to see her play one).
She is an actress who suggests intelligence by not giving way to obvious emotions, and that taut [withhold]ing is part of her attraction—men, and women, too, want to pull her out of her [shell].
At times, she has hinted that something was seething underneath the beautiful mask: a struggle, perhaps, between desire and the need to maintain her soul in isolation.
Scott Thomas wears a colorless print shirt and a brown skirt, and she [carries] herself as if she were still a prisoner. She lets a man pick her up in a bar, and, later, when he asks her if the sex was good, she offers a blunt 'No, not at all." Scott Thomas’s bleak self-sufficiency has never been more daunting or more fascinating.
"I've Loved You So Long" is one of those French movies which [embed] their characters in a robust bourgeois culture: a network of family, friends, and colleagues; a dailiness of cafés, cigarettes, and dinner parties.
to scald [milk]
to coddle [children] when they're sick.
to coddle an [egg].
Noah Baumbach's [scalding] follow-up to The Squid and the Whale
When Freddy’s grossly [scalded] head once again rises out of the bathwater between a [nubile] girl’s legs, I guess Billy Bob would be a fine choice.