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
Place the chiles on a baking sheet and broil, turning every few minutes, until blackened on all sides, about 15 minutes.
Return the baking sheet to the oven on the rack in the upper third and broil until the glaze is bubbling and slightly darkened, two to four minutes.Harissa-glazed turkey legs with sweet potatoes deliver big flavor on a budget | Becky Krystal | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
A gaggle of adolescent dragons intent on flame-broiling every goat in Meereen.Game of Thrones’ Ep. 6, ‘The Laws of Gods and Men’: The Riveting Trial of Tyrion Lannister | Andrew Romano | May 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He emerged from the broiling heat into cold that needed only a minute to turn his wet gear to ice.Eight Year Old Rides to a Blaze With His Firefighter Grandfather | Michael Daly | January 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By night, the crowd (multihued, it should be noted) had become a broiling mass.
Above the entrance—grewsome and realistic spectacle—is poor St. Lawrence broiling away on his stone gridiron!Italian Days and Ways | Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
Here is a scene from Rentsch, which falls out in Friedrich's time; and which brought much battling and broiling to him and his.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
Even the West-end was hot and steamy on that broiling August day.Littlebourne Lock | F. Bayford Harrison
He was the only member of the outfit who never seemed to mind the broiling mid-day heat.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
Broiling is a very convenient way of cooking meat, because it is very quick, and it makes meat very tasty and very wholesome.Little Folks (November 1884) | Various
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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