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Broil - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Broil' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Broil [ n.]
- A tumult; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl; contention; discord, either between individuals or in the state.
2 . Broil [ v. i.]
- To be subjected to the action of heat, as meat over the fire; to be greatly heated, or to be made uncomfortable with heat.
3 . Broil [ v. t.]
- To cook by direct exposure to heat over a fire, esp. upon a gridiron over coals.
- To subject to great (commonly direct) heat.

Meaning of 'Broil' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . broil [ v]
Meaning (1):
- cook under a broiler
Example in sentence:
  • broil fish
Meaning (2):
- heat by a natural force
Example in sentence:
  • The sun broils the valley in the summer
Meaning (3):
- be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun
Example in sentence:
  • the tourists were baking in the heat;
  • The town was broiling in the sun