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1grill

verb \ˈgril\

: to cook (food) on a metal frame over fire

: to fry or toast (something, such as a sandwich) on a hot surface

: to cook (food) directly over or under high heat

Full Definition of GRILL

transitive verb
1
:  to broil on a grill; also :  to fry or toast on a griddle
2
a :  to torment as if by broiling
b :  to question intensely <the police grilled the suspect>
grill·er noun
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Examples of GRILL

  1. We're planning to grill some chicken and burgers at the cookout.
  2. Her parents grilled her when she came home late.

First Known Use of GRILL

1668

Other Food Terms

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

2grill

noun

: a metal frame that is used to cook food over hot coals or an open fire

: a cooking device with a grill

: an electric device in which food is cooked between two hot surfaces

Full Definition of GRILL

1
:  a cooking utensil of parallel bars on which food is exposed to heat (as from charcoal or electricity)
2
:  food that is broiled usually on a grill — compare mixed grill
3
:  a usually informal restaurant or dining room

Examples of GRILL

  1. She put the hamburgers on the grill.
  2. <headed down to the local bar and grill for a beer and a burger>

Origin of GRILL

French gril, from Old French greil, from Latin craticulum — more at griddle
First Known Use: 1685

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel
GRILLED Defined for Kids

1grill

verb \ˈgril\
grilledgrill·ing

Definition of GRILL for Kids

1
:  to cook or be cooked on a frame of bars over fire
2
:  to question intensely

2grill

noun

Definition of GRILL for Kids

1
:  a frame of bars on which food is cooked over a fire
2
:  a cooking device equipped with a frame of bars <a portable gas grill>
3
:  a dish of grilled or broiled food <a seafood grill>
4
:  a usually casual restaurant

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