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Definition of broil verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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