Broil

Definition of Broil

n.1.A tumult; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl; contention; discord, either between individuals or in the state.
I will own that there is a haughtiness and fierceness in human nature which will which will cause innumerable broils, place men in what situation you please.
- Burke.
v. t.1.To cook by direct exposure to heat over a fire, esp. upon a gridiron over coals.
[imp. & p. p. Broiled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Broiling.]
2.To subject to great (commonly direct) heat.
v. i.1.To be subjected to the action of heat, as meat over the fire; to be greatly heated, or to be made uncomfortable with heat.
The planets and comets had been broiling in the sun.
- Cheyne.

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