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to cook by direct heat, as on a gridiron over the heat or in an oven under the heat; grill:
to broil a steak.
to scorch; make very hot.
to be subjected to great heat; become broiled.
to burn with impatience, annoyance, etc.
the act or state of broiling; state of being broiled.
something broiled, especially meat:
She ordered a beef broil and salad.
an angry quarrel or struggle; disturbance; tumult:
a violent broil over who was at fault.
to quarrel; brawl.
Contemporary Examples

‘Has Beverly Hills Fallen Yet?’ Shelby Coffey III April 25, 2012
Eight Year Old Rides to a Blaze With His Firefighter Grandfather Michael Daly January 18, 2014

Historical Examples

The Story of Ancient Irish Civilization P. W. Joyce
The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
Cats W. Gordon Stables
Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches Eliza Leslie
Through Shot and Flame J. D. Kestell.
The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Culture and Cooking Catherine Owen

(mainly US & Canadian) to cook (meat, fish, etc) by direct heat, as under a grill or over a hot fire, or (of meat, fish, etc) to be cooked in this way Usual equivalent (in Britain and other countries) grill
to become or cause to become extremely hot
(intransitive) to be furious
the process of broiling
something broiled
a loud quarrel or disturbance; brawl
(intransitive) to brawl; quarrel


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