broil

  • 1 broil — broil·er; broil·er·man; broil·ing·ly; em·broil·er; em·broil·ment; char·broil; broil; em·broil; char·broil·er; …

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  • 2 broil — broil1 [broil] vt. [ME broilen < OFr bruillir, to broil, roast; prob. by confusion of bruir, to burn (< Gmc * brojan, to brew) & usler < L ustulare, to singe] 1. to cook by exposing to a flame or other direct source of intense heat 2. to …

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  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Broil — Broil, n. [F. brouiller to disorder, from LL. brogilus, broilus, brolium, thicket, wood, park; of uncertain origin; cf. W. brog a swelling out, OHG. pr[=o]il marsh, G. br[ u]hl, MHG. brogen to rise. The meaning tumult, confusion, comes apparently …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

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  • 10 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

  • 11 broil|er — «BROY luhr», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a pan or rack for broiling: »Mother set the lamb chops on the broiler. 2. a young chicken, tender enough for broiling. 3. a person or thing that broils. 4. Informal. a very hot day; scorcher. –adj. (of… …

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  • 12 broil·er — /ˈbroılɚ/ noun, pl ers [count] 1 US : a part of an oven that becomes very hot and that food is placed under to be broiled Put the steaks under the broiler. 2 chiefly US : a young chicken that is suitable for broiling compare ↑fryer, ↑roaster …

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  • 13 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

  • 14 broil — {{11}}broil (v.1) to cook, late 14c. (earlier to burn, mid 14c.), from O.Fr. bruller to broil, roast (Mod.Fr. brûler), earlier brusler to burn (11c.), which, with It. bruciare, is of uncertain and much disputed origin. Perhaps from V.L. *brodum… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 broil — I [[t]brɔɪl[/t]] v. t. 1) coo to cook by direct heat, as on a gridiron or in a broiler; grill 2) to make very hot; scorch 3) cv to be subjected to great heat; become broiled 4) to burn with impatience, annoyance, etc 5) the act of broiling or the …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 broil — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French bruiller to burn, broil, modification of Latin ustulare to singe, from urere to burn Date: 14th century transitive verb to cook by direct exposure to radiant heat ; grill intransitive verb to… …

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  • 17 Broil — I. breil, broil nm buisson Champagne. II. breuil, broil nm bois taillis, jeune bois Saintonge, Forez, Anjou, Normandie. Var.: broillet anc. fr.; brolhet anc. provençal; brolet Centre; breu, breuillet, breuille, breillat, breille, breullée …

    Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • 18 broil — [[t]brɔ͟ɪl[/t]] broils, broiling, broiled VERB When you broil food, you cook it using very strong heat directly above or below it. [AM] [V n] I ll broil the lobster. [V ed] ...broiled chicken. (in BRIT, use grill …

    English dictionary

  • 19 broil — UK [brɔɪl] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms broil : present tense I/you/we/they broil he/she/it broils present participle broiling past tense broiled past participle broiled American to grill or barbecue food …

    English dictionary

  • 20 broil — Synonyms and related words: ado, affray, agitation, altercate, altercation, argument, bake, baking, barbecue, barbecuing, baste, basting, battle, be in heat, bicker, blanch, blaze, blood feud, bloom, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, bother, box,… …

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