Meaning of BROIL in English

BROIL

/ brɔɪl; NAmE / verb

1.

[ vn ] ( NAmE ) to cook meat or fish under direct heat or over heat on metal bars :

broiled chicken

—compare barbecue , grill

2.

to become or make sb become very hot :

[ v ]

They lay broiling in the sun.

[also vn ]

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (also in the sense burn, char ): from Old French bruler to burn, of unknown origin.

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