Broil definitions

broil
The act or state of broiling.
noun
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To engage in a rowdy argument.
verb
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Anything broiled.
noun
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The act of broiling or the condition of being broiled.
noun
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A noisy or violent quarrel; brawl.
noun
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To become broiled.
verb
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Food, especially meat, that is broiled.
noun
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To become very heated or angry.
verb
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A rowdy argument.
noun
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To take part in a broil.
verb
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To cook by direct radiant heat, as over a grill or under an electric element.
verb
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To expose to great heat.
verb
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To cook by exposing to a flame or other direct source of intense heat.
verb
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To be exposed to great heat.
verb
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To expose directly to intense heat.
verb
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Broil is defined as an intense or violent fight.

An example of a broil is a fight that results in someone going to the hospital.

noun
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The definition of broil means to cook by putting something in direct flames or put close to intense heat.

An example of to broil is cooking a chicken in an oven with flames.

verb
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Food prepared by broiling.
noun
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(archaic) A brawl; a rowdy disturbance.
noun
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To cook by direct, radiant heat.
verb
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To expose to great heat.
verb
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(intransitive) To be exposed to great heat.
verb
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To cause a rowdy disturbance; embroil.
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Origin of broil

From Middle English broilen (“to quarrel, present in disorder”), from Anglo-Norman broiller (“to mix up”), from Vulgar Latin *brodiculāre (“to jumble together”) from *brodum (“broth, stew”), from Frankish *brod (“broth”), from Proto-Germanic *bruþą (“broth”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhreue-, *bherw-, *bhrew- (“to heat, boil, brew”). Cognate with Old High German brod (“broth”), Old English broþ (“broth”). More at broth.