broil definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To cook by direct radiant heat, as over a grill or under a power element.
    • To expose to great temperature.
    • To cook by direct exposure to temperature over a fire, esp. upon a gridiron over coals.
    • To susceptible to great (commonly direct) temperature.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • becoming confronted with great heat.
    • to take part in a rowdy debate.
    • to-be afflicted by the action of heat, as animal meat throughout the fire; becoming significantly heated, or even be made uncomfortable with temperature.
  • noun:
    • The act of broiling or the problem of being broiled.
    • meals, specifically meat, this is certainly broiled.
    • A rowdy debate; a brawl. See Synonyms at brawl.
    • Food served by broiling.
    • A brawl; a rowdy disturbance.
    • A tumult; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl; assertion; discord, either between people or in their state.
    • An angry tumult; a noisy quarrel; contention; discord.
    • Synonyms Affray, Altercation, etc. See quarrel, n.
    • In mining, an accumulation of free fragments, frequently tarnished by oxidation, resting on top, and suggesting the presence of a mineral vein beneath. See outcrop and gossan.
    • cooking by direct exposure to radiant-heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
  • verb:
    • To cook by direct, radiant-heat.
    • To expose to great heat.
    • is confronted with great heat.
    • resulting in a rowdy disruption; embroil
    • (obsolete) to brawl
    • be very hot, considering warm weather or exposure to the sun's rays
    • heat by an all natural force
    • cook under a broiler
  • others:
    • To prepare by the direct activity of temperature over or in front of a definite fire, generally speaking upon a gridiron, as animal meat or fish.
    • becoming put through the activity of heat, as meat over a fire.
    • Figuratively, becoming greatly heated; be heated to the point of great discomfort.
    • To stress; stew; be extremely impatient.
    • To raise a broil; quarrel; brawl.

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