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Definition of broil verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    broil

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//brɔɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//brɔɪl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they broil
    BrE BrE//brɔɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//brɔɪl//
     
    he / she / it broils
    BrE BrE//brɔɪlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//brɔɪlz//
     
    past simple broiled
    BrE BrE//brɔɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//brɔɪld//
     
    past participle broiled
    BrE BrE//brɔɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//brɔɪld//
     
    -ing form broiling
    BrE BrE//ˈbrɔɪlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔɪlɪŋ//
     
    Ways of cooking
     
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  1. 1[transitive] broil something (North American English) to cook meat or fish under direct heat or over heat on metal bars broiled chicken compare barbecue, grill See related entries: Ways of cooking
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] broil (somebody) to become or make somebody become very hot They lay broiling in the sun.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (also in the sense ‘burn, char’): from Old French bruler ‘to burn’, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: broil