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grill

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verb \ˈgril\

Definition of grill

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

  3. 2a :  to torment as if by broilingb :  to question intensely the police grilled the suspect

griller

noun

Examples of grill in a Sentence

  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

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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 in a Sentence

  1. She put the hamburgers on the grill.

  2. headed down to the local bar and grill for a beer and a burger

Origin and Etymology of grill

French gril, from Old French greil, from Latin craticulum — more at griddle


First Known Use: 1685


GRILL Defined for English Language Learners

grill

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verb

Definition of grill for English Language Learners

  • : 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

grill

noun

Definition of grill for English Language Learners

  • : 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


GRILL Defined for Kids

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grill

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verb \ˈgril\

Definition of grill for Students

grilled

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grilling

  1. 1 :  to cook or be cooked on a frame of bars over fire

  2. 2 :  to question intensely


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grill

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noun

Definition of grill for Students

  1. 1 :  a frame of bars on which food is cooked over a fire

  2. 2 :  a cooking device equipped with a frame of bars a portable gas grill

  3. 3 :  a dish of grilled or broiled food a seafood grill

  4. 4 :  a usually casual restaurant



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