Meaning of BROIL in English


I. ˈbrȯil, esp bef pause or cons -ȯiəl verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Middle English broilen, from Middle French bruler to burn, modification (perhaps resulting from incorrect division of Latin amb-ustulare to roast as am-bustulare ) of Latin ustulare to scorch, singe, from ustus, past participle of urere to burn — more at ember , ambi-

transitive verb

1. obsolete : burn , char

2. : to cook by direct exposure to radiant heat (as on a grill over live coals or beneath a gas flame or electric coil)

3. : to subject to great heat

intransitive verb

: to become subject to the action of heat (as of meat over a fire) : to become greatly heated or made uncomfortable with heat (as of a person in hot sunlight)

II. noun

( -s )

1. : the act or state of broiling : an excessive heat

2. : something broiled (as a broiled steak) : grill

III. verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Middle English broilen, from Middle French brouiller to mix, confuse, from Old French brooilier, from breu broth — more at brewis

transitive verb

1. obsolete : to mix confusedly : involve in confusion : agitate

broiled with melancholy — Thomas More

2. : to entangle in a quarrel or brawl : embroil

intransitive verb

: to engage in a broil : brawl , quarrel

IV. noun

( -s )

: a confused or noisy disturbance : tumult ; especially : quarrel

Synonyms: see brawl

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