(figuratively) Subjected to roasting, bantered, severely criticized.
Other Word Forms of Roast
Origin of Roast
From Middle English rosten, from Old French rostir (“to roast") (Modern French: rôtir), from Frankish *rōstjan (“to roast"), from Proto-Germanic *raustijanÄ… (“to roast"), from Proto-Indo-European *reus- (“to crackle, roast"). Cognate with Dutch roosteren (“to roast"), German rösten (“to roast").
Middle English rosten from Old French rostir of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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