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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: bruler 'to burn'

broil

verb
     
Related topics: Cooking
broil
1 [transitive] American EnglishDFC to cook something under direct heat, or over a flame on a barbecue [= grill British English]
broiled chicken
2 [intransitive and transitive] American English to become very hot:
We lay broiling in the sun.

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