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grill

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of grill

  1. a public establishment where meals are served to paying customers for consumption on the premises <headed down to the local bar and grill for a beer and a burger> Synonyms beanery, café (also cafe), caff [British], diner, eatery, restaurantRelated Words cafeteria, lunch counter, luncheonette, lunchroom, snack bar; greasy spoon, hash house; chophouse, steak house; pizzeria; coffeehouse, coffee shop, estaminet, teahouse, tearoom, tea shop [chiefly British]; bar, barroom, inn, tavern




grill

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grill

  1. 1 to put a series of questions to <police grilled the suspect, but had to release him when it became clear he didn't have the information they were looking for> Synonyms catechize, examine, interrogate, pump, query, question, quiz, sweat [slang]Related Words debrief; cross-examine, cross-question; annoy, harass, hound, pester; canvass (also canvas), poll

  2. 2 to put a question or questions to <grilled the children about her ex-husband's new girlfriend> Synonyms catechize, ask, inquire (of), interrogate, query, question, quizRelated Words besiege, bombard, cross-examine, cross-question, examine, pump; poll, surveyNear Antonyms rejoin, retort; comment, observe, remark; avoid, duckAntonyms answer, reply, respond





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