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Definitions and Synonyms of broil | Another word for broil | What is broil?

Definition 1: cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for broil in the sense of this definition

(broil is a kind of ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 2: cook under a broiler - [verb of change]

Samples where broil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • broil fish

Synonyms for broil in the sense of this definition

(broil is a kind of ...) cook over or under a grill

"grill the sausages"

(... is a kind of broil ) broil in a pan

(broil belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 3: heat by a natural force - [verb of change]

Samples where broil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sun broils the valley in the summer

Synonyms for broil in the sense of this definition

(broil is a kind of ...) make hot or hotter

"the sun heats the oceans" "heat the water on the stove"

Definition 4: be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun - [verb of stative]

Samples where broil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The town was broiling in the sun
  • the tourists were baking in the heat

Synonyms for broil in the sense of this definition

(broil is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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