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v. broiled, broil·ing, broils
1. To cook by direct radiant heat, as over a grill or under an electric element.
2. To expose to great heat.
To be exposed to great heat.
1. The act of broiling or the condition of being broiled.
2. Food, especially meat, that is broiled.
[Middle English broilen, from Old French brusler, bruler, perhaps from usler, to burn (with br- from bruir, to burn), from Latin ustulāre, to scorch, from ustus, past participle of ūrere, to burn.]
broil 2(broil) Archaic
A rowdy argument.
intr.v. broiled, broil·ing, broils
To engage in a rowdy argument.
[From obsolete broil, to brawl, from Middle English broilen, from Anglo-Norman broiller, to mix up, confuse, from Old French brouiller, from breu, broth, brew, from Vulgar Latin *brodum, of Germanic origin; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]
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informal extremely hot
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adj (esp US) sun, summer → brütend heiß
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