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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.


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.


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

Broader (hypernym)be

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