- 1 [transitive] broil something to cook meat or fish under direct heat or over heat on metal bars broiled chicken compare barbecue
- 2[intransitive, transitive] broil (somebody) to become or make someone become very hot They lay broiling in the sun.
NAmE//brɔɪl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they broil
he / she / it broils
past simple broiled
-ing form broiling