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roast

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roastroast1 /rəʊst $ roʊst/ ●●○ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 DFCto cook something, such as meat, in an oven or over a fire, or to cook in this waygrill, bake 🔊 Are you going to roast the chicken? 🔊 the delicious smell of meat roasting 🔊 We caught a rabbit and roasted it over an open fire.see thesaurus at cook2 DFCCOOKto heat nuts, coffee beans etc quickly in order to dry them and give them a particular taste 🔊 dry-roasted peanuts
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roastThis paste was then spread over bread and placed underneath the pheasant to collect its juices while the bird was roasting.In comparison, steam is 212 degrees and coffee beans are roasted at temperatures of 350 to 425 degrees.That effort earned Boksic a roasting from Paul Ince, who had been screaming for the ball in a much better position.One more moral leader roasted on the fire of his own weakness.Add wine and stock to roasting pan and bring to a boil, scraping up any brown bits.Roast the chicken for three hours in a hot oven.Father was sitting cross-legged by the remains of a fire on which he had roasted the leg of a small deer.Even the judge joined in roasting the media for their coverage of the case.The study also prompted the U. S. Department of Agriculture to revise and shorten its recommended roasting times.Is there some secret recipe for roasting whole potatoes?
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roastroast2 ●●○ adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 DFCroasted 🔊 roast chicken
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roastShe kept feeding Hansel huge portions of roast beef and potatoes to make him fat and juicy.We had tomato soup for dinner, followed by roast beef and sago pudding, served airline-style on a tray.There's some cold roast beef in the fridge.roast beefEven something as prosaic as a roast chicken Jasper could transform into something nearly lyrical.There was foie gras and lobster-but also fine roast lamb with apple pie.He had eaten roast mutton and apple charlotte.Savoury Deep-fat-fried chips, roast potatoes.
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roastroast3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 DFCa large piece of roasted meat 🔊 a traditional Sunday roast2 hot dog roast/oyster roast etc3 American EnglishDLCELEBRATE an occasion at which people celebrate a special event in someone’s life by telling funny stories or giving speeches about them 🔊 a celebrity roast
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roastWe're going to have a roast for Jack when he retires.Slices of the cooked roast should separate into no more than three parts.a hamburger roast at the beachBuy the largest roast or cut of ham, or bird that your budget permits and that you can serve out satisfactorily.Leftover savouries, such as nut roast, make good sandwich fillings.Our nut roasts aren't exactly made for vegetarians.I could still make an excellent chicken and barley pot roast.There was chapel in the morning, then Sunday dinner, usually the traditional roast.
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Verb table
roast
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyroast
he, she, itroasts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyroasted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave roasted
he, she, ithas roasted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad roasted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill roast
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have roasted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam roasting
he, she, itis roasting
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you, we, theyare roasting
Past
I, he, she, itwas roasting
you, we, theywere roasting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been roasting
he, she, ithas been roasting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been roasting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be roasting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been roasting
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