Broil
Broil Broil, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Broiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Broiling}.] [OE. broilen, OF. bruillir, fr. bruir to broil, burn; of Ger. origin; cf. MHG. br["u]ejen, G. br["u]hen, to scald, akin to E. brood.] 1. To cook by direct exposure to heat over a fire, esp. upon a gridiron over coals. [1913 Webster]

2. To subject to great (commonly direct) heat. [1913 Webster]


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  • Broil — Broil, v. i. To be subjected to the action of heat, as meat over the fire; to be greatly heated, or to be made uncomfortable with heat. [1913 Webster] The planets and comets had been broiling in the sun. Cheyne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broil — [ brɔıl ] verb intransitive or transitive AMERICAN to cook something by putting it close to strong heat above or below it, for example in a part of the oven called the broiler or on a BARBECUE (=fire for cooking outside): broiled chicken Sprinkle …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • broil — [brɔıl] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: bruler to burn ] 1.) [T] AmE to cook something under direct heat, or over a flame on a ↑barbecue British Equivalent: grill ▪ broiled chicken 2.) [I and T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • broil — n fracas, melee, row, *brawl, rumpus, scrap Analogous words: fray, affray, fight, conflict, combat, *contest: altercation, wrangle, *quarrel: contention, strife, dissension, conflict (see DISCORD) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • broil — [v] cook under direct heat burn, melt, roast, scorch, sear, swelter; concept 170 Ant. freeze …   New thesaurus

  • broil — ► VERB chiefly N. Amer. 1) cook (meat or fish) by exposure to direct heat. 2) become very hot. ORIGIN Old French bruler to burn …   English terms dictionary

  • broil — broil1 broilingly, adv. /broyl/, v.t. 1. to cook by direct heat, as on a gridiron over the heat or in an oven under the heat; grill: to broil a steak. 2. to scorch; make very hot. v.i. 3. to be subjected to great heat; become broiled. 4. to burn… …   Universalium

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