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[sawft-boil, soft-]
verb (used with object)
  1. to boil (an egg) just long enough for the yolk and white to partially solidify, usually three or four minutes.
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  1. (of an egg) boiled for a short time so that the yolk is still soft
  2. informal softhearted
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