Meaning of BROIL in English
broil /brɔɪl/ BrE AmE verb
[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: bruler 'to burn' ]
1 . [transitive] American English to cook something under direct heat, or over a flame on a ↑ barbecue SYN grill British English :
2 . [intransitive] American English to become very hot:
We lay broiling in the sun.
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■ ways of cooking something
▪ bake to cook things such as bread or cakes in an oven:
Tom baked a cake for my birthday.
▪ roast to cook meat or vegetables in an oven:
Roast the potatoes for an hour.
▪ fry to cook food in hot oil:
She was frying some mushrooms.
▪ stir-fry to fry small pieces of food while moving them around continuously:
stir-fried tofu and bean sprouts
▪ sauté /ˈsəʊteɪ $ soʊˈteɪ/ to fry vegetables for a short time in a small amount of butter or oil:
Sauté the potatoes in butter.
▪ grill to cook food over or under strong heat:
▪ broil American English to cook food under heat:
▪ boil to cook something in very hot water:
He doesn’t even know how to boil an egg.
English people seem to love boiled vegetables.
▪ steam to cook vegetables over hot water:
Steam the rice for 15 minutes.
▪ poach to cook food, especially fish or eggs, slowly in hot water:
▪ toast to cook the outside surfaces of bread:
▪ barbecue to cook food on a metal frame over a fire outdoors:
I thought we could barbecue some mackerel.
▪ microwave to cook food in a microwave oven:
The beans can be microwaved.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012