to cook by direct heat, as on a gridiron over the heat or in an oven under the heat; grill: to broil a steak.
to scorch; make very hot.
to be subjected to great heat; become broiled.
to burn with impatience, annoyance, etc.
the act or state of broiling; state of being broiled.
something broiled, especially meat: She ordered a beef broil and salad.
- broil·ing·ly, adverb
Other definitions for broil (2 of 2)
an angry quarrel or struggle; disturbance; tumult: a violent broil over who was at fault.
to quarrel; brawl.
- broil·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use broil in a sentence
For years now, healthy well-intentioned hipster hate has broiled on culture blogs.
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He stirred the smoldering ashes till the broiled fowl began to sizzle afresh.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The cook, placed upon her mettle, served a delicious repast—a luscious tenderloin broiled a point.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The husband returned to the breakfast-table; he smelt the broiled ham and eggs, and he heard his wife's commands.Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Of course she had her own way, but I made her wait until we had cooked some corn to a mush and I had broiled the turkey.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
The same day se'night he was again brought to the stake, where the vile tormentors rather broiled than burnt him.Fox's Book of Martyrs | John Foxe
British Dictionary definitions for broil (1 of 2)
mainly US and Canadian to cook (meat, fish, etc) by direct heat, as under a grill or over a hot fire, or (of meat, fish, etc) to be cooked in this way: Usual equivalent (in Britain and other countries): grill
to become or cause to become extremely hot
(intr) to be furious
the process of broiling
British Dictionary definitions for broil (2 of 2)
a loud quarrel or disturbance; brawl
(intr) to brawl; quarrel
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