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

     

    grill

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɡrɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they grill
    BrE BrE//ɡrɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪl//
     
    he / she / it grills
    BrE BrE//ɡrɪlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪlz//
     
    past simple grilled
    BrE BrE//ɡrɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪld//
     
    past participle grilled
    BrE BrE//ɡrɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪld//
     
    -ing form grilling
    BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪlɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1grill something (British English) to cook food under or over a very strong heat Grill the sausages for ten minutes. grilled bacon compare broil CollocationsCookingPreparing prepare a dish/​a meal/​a menu/​dinner/​the fish weigh out 100g/4oz of sugar/​the ingredients wash/​rinse the lettuce/​spinach/​watercress chop/​slice/​dice the carrots/​onions/​potatoes peel the carrots/​onion/​potatoes/​garlic/​orange grate a carrot/​the cheese/​some nutmeg remove/​discard the bones/​seeds/​skin blend/​combine/​mix (together) the flour and water/​all the ingredients beat/​whisk the cream/​eggs/​egg whites knead/​shape/​roll (out) the doughCooking heat the oil in a frying pan preheat/​heat the oven/(British English) the grill/(North American English) the broiler bring to (British English) the boil/(North American English) a boil stir constantly/​gently with a wooden spoon reduce the heat simmer gently for 20 minutes/​until reduced by half melt the butter/​chocolate/​cheese/​sugar brown the meat for 8–20 minutes drain the pasta/​the water from the pot/​in a colander mash the potatoes/​banana/​avocadoWays of cooking cook food/​fish/​meat/​rice/​pasta/​a Persian dish bake (a loaf of) bread/​a cake/(especially North American English) cookies/(British English) biscuits/​a pie/​potatoes/​fish/​scones/​muffins boil cabbage/​potatoes/​an egg/​water fry/​deep-fry/​stir-fry the chicken/​vegetables grill meat/​steak/​chicken/​sausages/​a hot dog roast potatoes/​peppers/​meat/​chicken/​lamb sauté garlic/​mushrooms/​onions/​potatoes/​vegetables steam rice/​vegetables/​spinach/​asparagus/​dumplings toast bread/​nuts microwave food/​popcorn/(British English) a ready mealServing serve in a glass/​on a bed of rice/​with potatoes arrange the slices on a plate/​in a layer carve the meat/​lamb/​chicken/​turkey dress/​toss a salad dress with/​drizzle with olive oil/​vinaigrette top with a slice of lemon/​a scoop of ice cream/​whipped cream/​syrup garnish with a sprig of parsley/​fresh basil leaves/​lemon wedges/​a slice of lime/​a twist of orange sprinkle with salt/​sugar/​herbs/​parsley/​freshly ground black pepper See related entries: Ways of cooking
  2. 2grill something (North American English) to cook food over a fire, especially outdoors grilled meat and shrimp
  3. 3grill somebody (about something) to ask somebody a lot of questions about their ideas, actions, etc., often in an unpleasant way They grilled her about where she had been all night. He was grilled by detectives for several hours. See related entries: Job interviews
  4. see also grilling
    Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French gril (noun), griller (verb), from Old French graille ‘grille’.Extra examples a lightly grilled steak At night we used to grill steaks over charcoal in the open air. Grill the sausages for ten minutes, turning occasionally.
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