Grill Grill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grilling}.] [F. griller, fr. gril gridiron, OF. gra["i]l, L. craticulum for craticula fine hurdlework, a small gridiron, dim. of crates hurdle. See {Grate}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To broil on a grill or gridiron. [1913 Webster]

Boiling of men in caldrons, grilling them on gridirons. --Marvell.

2. To torment, as if by broiling. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

3. To stamp or mark with a grill. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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