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Meaning of broil

broil

Pronunciation: (broil), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cook by direct heat, as on a gridiron over the heat or in an oven under the heat; grill: to broil a steak.
  2. to scorch; make very hot.
—v.i.
  1. to be subjected to great heat; become broiled.
  2. to burn with impatience, annoyance, etc.
—n.
  1. the act or state of broiling; state of being broiled.
  2. something broiled, esp. meat: She ordered a beef broil and salad.

broil

Pronunciation: (broil), [key]
— n.
  1. an angry quarrel or struggle; disturbance; tumult: a violent broil over who was at fault.
—v.i.
  1. to quarrel; brawl.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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