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

 

barbecue

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːbɪkjuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrbɪkjuː//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they barbecue
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːbɪkjuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrbɪkjuː//
 
he / she / it barbecues
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːbɪkjuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrbɪkjuːz//
 
past simple barbecued
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːbɪkjuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrbɪkjuːd//
 
past participle barbecued
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːbɪkjuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrbɪkjuːd//
 
-ing form barbecuing
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːbɪkjuːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrbɪkjuːɪŋ//
 
Ways of cooking
 
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[transitive, intransitive] barbecue (something) to cook food on a barbecue compare broil See related entries: Ways of cooking Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Spanish barbacoa, perhaps from Arawak barbacoa ‘wooden frame on posts’. The original sense was ‘wooden framework for sleeping on, or for storing meat or fish to be dried’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: barbecue