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grill

verb \ ˈgril \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of grill

transitive verb
1 :to broil on a grill; also :to fry or toast on a griddle
2 a :to torment as if by broiling
b :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.

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First Known Use of grill

1668

grill Synonyms


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grill

noun

Definition of grill

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

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

Recent Examples of grill from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of grill

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


GRILL Defined for English Language Learners

grill

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

verb \ ˈgril \

Definition of grill for Students

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

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grill

noun

Definition of grill for Students

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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