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broil

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verb \ˈbrȯi(-ə)l\

Definition of broil

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cook by direct exposure to radiant heat :  grill broil the steak in the oven at 450δδF

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to be subjected to great or oppressive heat broiling in the sun

Origin and Etymology of broil

Middle English, from Anglo-French bruiller to burn, broil, modification of Latin ustulare to singe, from urere to burn


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broil

noun

Definition of broil

  1. :  the act or state of cooking something directly over or under high radiant heat :  the act or state of broiling (see 1broil) a quick broil

Origin and Etymology of broil

noun derivative of 1broil


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broil

verb

Definition of broil

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  brawl

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  embroil

Origin and Etymology 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


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broil

noun

Definition of broil

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

Origin and Etymology of broil

noun derivative of 3broil


BROIL Defined for Kids

broil

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verb \ˈbrȯil\

Definition of broil for Students

broiled

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broiling

  1. 1 :  to cook or be cooked directly over or under a heat source

  2. 2 :  to make or feel extremely hot Players were broiling in the bright sun.



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