Meaning of BROIL in English



Pronunciation: ' bro ̇ i(- ə )l

Function: verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French bruiller to burn, broil, modification of Latin ustulare to singe, from urere to burn

Date: 14th century

transitive verb : to cook by direct exposure to radiant heat : GRILL

intransitive verb : to be subjected to great or oppressive heat < broil ing in the sun>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.