Adjective "Broiled" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Cook (meat or fish) by exposure to direct heat.
  1. 'a broiled sirloin steak'
  2. 'If you told me that my fish was broiled, I used to think that meant it was thrown directly on a flame or cooked in an ancient Mayan crockpot.'
  3. 'Some lean meat morsels you may want to munch include skinless cuts of roasted, baked or broiled poultry and seafood.'
  4. 'Eat lean meat, roast or broil foods rather than fry them and replace high-fat dairy products with skim milk and low-fat yogurt and cheeses.'
  5. 'Every piece of meat I encountered here was impeccably broiled and seasoned.'
  6. 'Trim away skin and fat before cooking, then broil, grill, roast or poach instead of frying.'
  7. 'Dips and combinations of condiments for sauces, such as hot bean paste, vinegar, and soy, accompany such dishes as barbecued or broiled meats, deep-fried vegetables, etc.'
  8. 'You're going to have to learn to broil a steak; that's what you're going to have to learn.'
  9. 'Bake for 10 minutes; then turn on the broiler and broil the gratin 3 or 4 inches from the heat source for 2 or 3 minutes, just to brown the top.'
  10. 'Grill, broil or cook patties in a nonstick fry pan, about 5 minutes per side until done.'
  11. 'Even the lemon wedge could not perk it up, nor could the minute bowl of rice and broiled tomato au gratin that accompanied it.'
  12. 'Frequently dragging the sleeves of our flight suits across our brows during the start. and runup sequences, we broiled in the aircraft and stopped sweating only at Flight Level 290.'
  13. 'And if you're not broiling in the sun and wearing enough sunscreen, you're safe, right?'
  14. 'At the only Home Depot in this coastal town, 75 people broiled under a cloudless sky in temperatures that approached 90 as they waited for tarps, gas cans and other supplies to begin repairs.'


A quarrel or commotion.
  1. 'The recent broil over Baraka's recital of the poem ‘Somebody Blew Up America’ has only served to intensify the poet's controversial status.'
  2. 'When Cleopatra speaks for the first time, she too wants to assert her own role as an evil woman in this broil, but her serving women, Charmion and Eras, refuse to allow her an easy passage to her proposed death.'

More definitions

1. to cook by direct heat, as on a gridiron over the heat or in an oven under the heat; grill: to broil a steak.

2. to scorch; make very hot. verb (used without object)

3. to be subjected to great heat; become broiled.

4. to burn with impatience, annoyance, etc. noun

5. the act or state of broiling; state of being broiled.

6. something broiled, especially meat: She ordered a beef broil and salad.

More examples(as adjective)

"marrows can be broiled."

"frogs can be broiled."

"bones can be broiled."

"bacons can be broiled."


(broil)Early 16th century: from obsolete broil ‘to muddle’. Compare with embroil.