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English noun: broil

1. broil (act) cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)


Synonymsbroiling, grilling


Broader (hypernym)cookery, cooking, preparation


English verb: broil

1. broil (change) cook under a broiler


SamplesBroil fish.


ExamplesThe chefs broil the vegetables


Synonymsoven broil


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)grill


Narrower (hyponym)pan-broil


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

2. broil (change) heat by a natural force


SamplesThe sun broils the valley in the summer.


Synonymsbake


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)heat, heat up

3. broil (stative) be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun


SamplesThe town was broiling in the sun.
The tourists were baking in the heat.


Synonymsbake


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)be









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