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 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 An outbreak linked to a bar and grill in southwestern Washington state is instructive. Anchorage Daily News, "Potentially deadly mix: How bars are fueling coronavirus outbreaks," 25 Aug. 2020 Turn and grill another 10 minutes, or until the meat is browned and an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 135° for medium rare. SFChronicle.com, "Recipes for summer’s bounty: Mains," 16 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Close your eyes and feel the drum line in your stomach, smell the grill, hear the first-down roars, and you were transformed to a small Texas town with light standards thrusting into the inky sky and radiating a translucent glow across the prairie. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Friday Night Lights burn bright across state line in Arizona," 11 Oct. 2020 Floyd fired up the grill for frequent barbecues and stayed up all night playing video games. Washington Post, "How systemic racism shaped Floyd’s life and hobbled his ambition," 8 Oct. 2020 Floyd fired up the grill for frequent barbecues and stayed up all night playing video games. Toluse Olorunnipa And Griff Witte Washington Post, Star Tribune, "How systemic racism shaped George Floyd's life and hobbled his ambition," 8 Oct. 2020 For now, the counter-service restaurant continues to serve its soul food buffet, which is packaged by employees, and items such as fish tacos and black bean burgers ordered from the grill. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The newly expanded Daddy's Soul Food & Grille is twice as large," 6 Oct. 2020 Once the zucchini has cooled off a bit from the grill, put it in the food processor along with the lemon, garlic, 3 Tbsp. Didi Kader, Bon Appétit, "My Family Is Good at Zucchini, and This Rich, Smoky Dip Is Our Best Trick of All," 31 Aug. 2020 Another activist, who identified himself as Gerry W. Monroe, protested alongside Laxey as flames rose from the grill. Fox News, "Louisiana woman arrested after starting barbecue protest outside mayor’s house," 30 Aug. 2020 Remove the crab legs from the grill and cut open using kitchen shears. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Grilled King Crab Legs," 17 Aug. 2020 The wings were juicy and have a great char from the grill. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, "Y'all kept talking about these chicken wings in Oakley, so we finally tried them," 7 Aug. 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

19 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

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