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 Many other senators on the committee, which will grill Barrett and consider whether she should be confirmed to the high court, have almost certainly been exposed to the coronavirus. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court: Could COVID infections and Democratic delays torpedo Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation?," 1 Oct. 2020 The justices, for their part, seemed eager to grill the attorneys on their respective interpretations of the 1945 and 1976 statutes. Bruce Walker, Washington Examiner, "Attorneys spar with each other, Michigan Supreme Court justices over governor’s emergency powers," 10 Sep. 2020 Fresh slaw, little bit of lime juice and grill the tortillas. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "Concert industry professional Carrie Samek’s favorite dining choices - Five for Friday," 9 Oct. 2020 Feldman could also grant an alternative request by Williams to allow defense attorneys to grill investigators at an evidentiary hearing. Clancy Dubos, NOLA.com, "Clancy DuBos: No ruling yet on Williams’ move to dismiss indictment," 2 Oct. 2020 Congressional Democrats often seize the opportunity to grill public health experts working for the Trump administration. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "White House-CDC tensions explode as Trump contradicts its leadership," 17 Sep. 2020 Senators will get their chance to grill a Google executive Tuesday over mounting anticompetitive concerns as the Justice Department prepares to file suit against the tech giant. Washington Post, "Google faces Congress again, this time with Republicans in charge," 15 Sep. 2020 Custom steel-and-glass doors lead to a spacious covered patio with a fireplace and grill overlooking a modern pool with a hot tub. Dallas News, "S&R Development showcases Preston Hollow home," 6 Sep. 2020 The Home Depot sale includes everything from patio furniture and power tools to grill accessories and garage storage solutions to kitchen and laundry room appliances. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "Shop Labor Day deals at The Home Depot for patio, kitchen, storage and more," 4 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun With the quesabirria overflowing with gooey melted cheese, some of it gets crispy on the edges from the grill. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, "She quit her job to pursue her passion. Now her Phoenix taco restaurant is an instant hit," 22 Oct. 2020 The officer said there was grass wedged in the entire front grill and that the passenger-side wheel was locked and turned to the right. John Benson, cleveland, "Drunk Brecksville driver wrecks Tesla: Brecksville Police Blotter," 2 Sep. 2020 Friday night, the few remaining residents barbecued roasts, burgers and chicken in a makeshift grill before the food goes bad. Nomaan Merchant, The Christian Science Monitor, "Hurricane Laura recovery efforts begin in earnest," 30 Aug. 2020 Friday night, the few remaining residents barbecued roasts, burgers and chicken in a makeshift grill before the food goes bad. Star Tribune, "'A time to pick up:' Hurricane-hurt Louisiana begins cleanup," 29 Aug. 2020 Friday night, the few remaining residents barbecued roasts, burgers and chicken in a makeshift grill before the food goes bad. chicagotribune.com, "‘A time to pick up’: Louisiana begins cleanup after Hurricane Laura," 29 Aug. 2020 The basic model still includes a red chassis and yellow roof but now features eyes for headlamps and a smile on the front grill. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Brief History of the Cozy Coupe," 13 Aug. 2020 The worst damage occurred to the Flora-Bama Yacht Club, a nearby outdoor restaurant and grill that had been closed until Wednesday. al, "Flora-Bama Mullet Toss returns amid coronavirus pandemic: ‘This is normal’," 24 Oct. 2020 On the North Side, the new Gold Feather bar and grill salutes the state’s brewers with 20 Texas beers on tap and a freewheeling bar menu that treats chicken wings and tenders with respect. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "3 great new San Antonio restaurants for tacos, beer and ice cream: Chilaquil at the Pearl, Gold Feather and Black + White Modern Creamery," 22 Oct. 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

12 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Grill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grill. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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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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