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1broil

verb \ˈbri(-ə)l\

Definition of BROIL

transitive verb
:  to cook by direct exposure to radiant heat :  grill
intransitive verb
:  to be subjected to great or oppressive heat <broiling in the sun>

Origin of BROIL

Middle English, from Anglo-French bruiller to burn, broil, modification of Latin ustulare to singe, from urere to burn
First Known Use: 14th century

2broil

noun

Definition of BROIL

:  the act or state of broiling

First Known Use of BROIL

1563

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with BROIL

3broil

verb

Definition of BROIL

intransitive verb
:  brawl
transitive verb
:  embroil

Origin of BROIL

Middle English, from Anglo-French broiller to jumble, mix, from Vulgar Latin *brodiculare, from *brod-, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brod broth — more at broth
First Known Use: 15th century

4broil

noun

Definition of BROIL

:  a noisy disturbance :  tumult; especially :  brawl <a tavern row … widens into a general broil — J. R. Green>

First Known Use of BROIL

1525

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