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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (verb-transitive) To cook by direct radiant heat, as over a grill or under an electric element.
  2. (verb-transitive) To expose to great heat.
  3. (verb-intransitive) To be exposed to great heat.
  4. (noun) The act of broiling or the condition of being broiled.
  5. (noun) Food, especially meat, that is broiled.
  6. (noun) A rowdy argument; a brawl. See Synonyms at brawl.
  7. (verb-intransitive) To engage in a rowdy argument.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. My sense is that the word broil has gone out of fashion because it's associated with bad home cooking using the oven. - BROIL/GRILL.
  2. I admit, due to a forced 4:30 pm commute which means, one setting away from 'broil', here in Oz, a lobster like shade now adorns my once goth self. - This Just In: I Bid You "Aduh" Until 2010
  3. Turning the oven to its "broil" function starts up a roaring fire close to the broiler. - Archive 2007-12-01
  4. Only when I sent a letter to the University, copied to the fire marshal, explaining that all was well because I found the room stayed pretty warm if I kept the oven on "broil" 24 hours a day and left the oven door open all the time, did I get any action to fix my heating. - Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » When Energy Cutbacks are Frightening
  5. In five years of living and cooking in England, I have never ever found 'broil' used in the sense GrahamT gives. - BROIL/GRILL.


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