[sawft-boil, soft-]

verb (used with object)

to boil (an egg) just long enough for the yolk and white to partially solidify, usually three or four minutes. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(of an egg) boiled for a short time so that the yolk is still soft
informal softhearted
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