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grill

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verb \ˈgril\

Simple Definition of grill

  • : 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to broil on a grill; also :  to fry or toast on a griddle

  3. 2 a :  to torment as if by broiling b :  to question intensely <the police grilled the suspect>

grill·er noun

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.



1668

First Known Use of grill

1668


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grill

noun

Simple Definition of grill

  • : 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. 1 :  a cooking utensil of parallel bars on which food is exposed to heat (as from charcoal or electricity)

  2. 2 :  food that is broiled usually on a grill — compare mixed grill

  3. 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



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