grill

verb
\ ˈgril How to pronounce grill (audio) \
grilled; grilling; grills

Definition of grill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to broil on a grill also : to fry or toast on a griddle
2a : to torment as if by broiling
b : to question intensely the police grilled the suspect

grill

noun

Definition of grill (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from grill

Verb

griller noun

Synonyms for grill

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of grill in a Sentence

Verb We're planning to grill some chicken and burgers at the cookout. Her parents grilled her when she came home late. Noun She put the hamburgers on the grill. headed down to the local bar and grill for a beer and a burger
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb For the full college experience, stay on camps at The Inn at Ole Miss, which recently added a bar and grill to their playbook. Amanda Mcelfresh, NOLA.com, "Looking for a quick getaway? Oxford is open for business with food, shopping, arts and more," 26 Dec. 2020 Judge Corey Harbott on Friday granted Attorney General Keith Ellison's motion for a temporary restraining order to prohibit the bar and grill to continue sit-down service. Mara Klecker, Star Tribune, "More than 200 Minnesota businesses say they'll reopen this week in defiance of Gov. Tim Walz's shutdown order," 13 Dec. 2020 Leo will grill a turkey and smoke a side of salmon. Kim Severson, New York Times, "They Welcomed Dozens for Thanksgiving. Now What?," 23 Nov. 2020 Instructions: Heat smoker or grill with preferred wood and bring to a temperature of 300 degrees. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Smoked and Spiced Pecans," 14 Dec. 2020 The family is large, the business is small, and the only special skill needed to grill the mochi is a high tolerance for blistering heat. New York Times, "This Japanese Shop Is 1,020 Years Old. It Knows a Bit About Surviving Crises.," 2 Dec. 2020 Firepod is an oven that lets you stone-bake pizza and grill up some fantastic BBQ. Popular Science, "15 doorbuster deals to kickstart your holiday shopping," 23 Nov. 2020 Some of Guy and Hunter’s favorite chefs grill up backyard burgers and steak dinners with surprise ingredients. Washington Post, "What to watch on Wednesday: ‘Eater’s Guide to the World’ on Hulu," 11 Nov. 2020 Mullins opened the Little Easy bar and grill on Julia Street last year. Will Coviello, NOLA.com, "Last call: When the coronavirus crisis abates, the bar scene will be missing some notable places. Here are just a few," 23 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Cook on a grill (or hot cast-iron skillet) until charred and softened. Jane Black, WSJ, "Why Radicchio Is the Ingredient We Need Right Now," 30 Dec. 2020 And one of several reasons to ask for the brisket as an entree is the presence of grill-striped arepas on the platter. Washington Post, "Remember Blend 111? Forget its debut and feast on its much-improved second act.," 24 Dec. 2020 His mother, father and brother Matthew grill Tayshia. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "'Bachelorette' recap: Tayshia makes devastating cut after contestant won't say 'I love you'," 16 Dec. 2020 Outside, there’s a covered patio with a kitchen and grill. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "This Old Highland Park home includes impressive architectural details and a massive closet," 12 Dec. 2020 Is there any better way to cap off an adventure in the mountains than with a gameday grill-out? Outside Online, "Keeping Colorado Chill: Gameday Grill-Outs," 9 Dec. 2020 An entertainer’s backyard with string lights has a swimming pool, spa, dining patio and grill, all surrounded by lawns. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Doc Rivers makes a big pass in Malibu," 5 Dec. 2020 This indoor grill is perfect for grilling chicken, beef, fish, and pork and heats up to 425 degrees. Jennifer Blair, chicagotribune.com, "The best 28 deals on a crucial weekend for holiday shopping," 5 Dec. 2020 There will be a raw bar, and oysters on the half shell will hit the grill, too. Ian Mcnulty, NOLA.com, "Seafood Sally’s, Leo’s Bread, coming in 2021," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of grill

Verb

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grill

Noun

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

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Time Traveler for grill

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The first known use of grill was in 1668

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Last Updated

17 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Grill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grill. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for grill

grill

verb
How to pronounce grill (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of grill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to cook (food) on a metal frame over fire
: to fry or toast (something, such as a sandwich) on a hot surface
British : to cook (food) directly over or under high heat

grill

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grill (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

verb
\ ˈgril How to pronounce grill (audio) \
grilled; grilling

Kids Definition of grill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

grill

noun

Kids Definition of grill (Entry 2 of 2)

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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