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Definition of "broil" []

  • To cook by direct radiant heat, as over a grill or under an electric element. (verb-transitive)
  • To expose to great heat. (verb-transitive)
  • To be exposed to great heat. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of broiling or the condition of being broiled. (noun)
  • Food, especially meat, that is broiled. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "broil" in a sentence
  • "My sense is that the word broil has gone out of fashion because it's associated with bad home cooking using the oven."
  • "I admit, due to a forced 4:30 pm commute which means, one setting away from 'broil', here in Oz, a lobster like shade now adorns my once goth self."
  • "Turning the oven to its "broil" function starts up a roaring fire close to the broiler."