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grill

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[ gril ]
/ grɪl /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to undergo broiling.
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Origin of grill

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1660–70; 1890–95 for def. 6; <French gril gridiron ≪ Latin crātīculum,creātīculō, diminutive of crātis wickerwork, hurdle. See grille

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH grill

grill , grille

Other definitions for grill (2 of 2)

grill2
[ gril ]
/ grɪl /

noun
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How to use grill in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for grill (1 of 2)

grill1
/ (ɡrɪl) /

verb
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 wayUsual US and Canadian word: broil
(tr; usually passive) to torment with or as if with extreme heatthe travellers were grilled by the scorching sun
(tr) informal to subject to insistent or prolonged questioning
noun

Derived forms of grill

griller, noun

Word Origin for grill

C17: from French gril gridiron, from Latin crātīcula fine wickerwork; see grille

British Dictionary definitions for grill (2 of 2)

grill2
/ (ɡrɪl) /

noun
a variant spelling of grille

Word Origin for grill

C17: see grille
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