An example of to grill is to cook burgers on the barbecue.
An example of to grill is to ask a suspect questions until he finally breaks down and tells what happened.
- A portable or stationary outdoor device fueled by gas or charcoal.
- An indoor unit, sometimes part of a range.
A packet of frozen cauliflower cheese grills.
An example of a grill is a barbecue.
Origin of grill
- French griller from gril gridiron from Old French greille from Latin crātīcula griddle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English grillen (“to anger, provoke”), from Old English grillan, griellan (“to annoy, vex, offend”), from Proto-Germanic *grellaną, *graljaną (“to shout, make angry”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰer- (“to rattle, make a noise, grumble”). Cognate with Dutch grillen (“to shudder, shiver”), Low German vergrellen (“to anger, provoke”), German grollen (“to rumble”) and perhaps also with French grouiller (“to swarm”).
- 1655, from French gril, from Middle French, from Old French greïl, graïl (“gridiron”), from graïlle (“grate, grating”), from Latin crātīcula (“gridiron”), diminutive of crātis (“hurdle, wickerwork”), from Proto-Indo-European *kor(ə)t-, *krāt- (“to weave, twist, wattle; wicker”). Related to griddle, hurdle.