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English adjective: roast

1. roast (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven




English noun: roast

1. roast (food) a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion


Broader (hypernym)cut, cut of meat

Narrower (hyponym)beef roast, blade roast, lamb roast, pork roast, pot roast, rib roast, roast beef, roast lamb, roast pork, roast veal, rump roast, standing rib roast, top round, veal roast

2. roast (cognition) negative criticism


Broader (hypernym)criticism, critique

English verb: roast

1. roast (change) cook with dry heat, usually in an oven

SamplesRoast the turkey.

ExamplesThe chefs roast the vegetables

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

Broader (hypernym)cook

Narrower (hyponym)pan roast

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

2. roast (communication) subject to laughter or ridicule

SamplesThe satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house.
The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher.
His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday.

Synonymsblackguard, guy, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, rib, ridicule

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bemock, mock

Narrower (hyponym)debunk, expose, lampoon, satirise, satirize, stultify, tease

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