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roast

verb [I/T]  /roʊst/ us  
to cook meat or other food by dry heat in an oven or over a fire
roast
adjective [not gradable]  /roʊst/ ( also roasted,  /ˈroʊ·stəd/) us  
roast beef/turkey

roast

noun [C]  /roʊst/ us  
a large piece of meat cooked in an oven : a beef roast A roast is also an outside event at which food is cooked over a fire: a lobster roast
Translations of “roast”
in Korean 굽다…
in Arabic يَشْوي…
in French (faire) rôtir/griller, torréfier…
in Turkish kızartmak, kızarmak…
in Italian arrostire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 烹調, 烘, 烤…
in Russian жарить(ся), печь(ся)…
in Polish piec (się), opiekać (się)…
in Spanish asar, tostar…
in Portuguese assar…
in German braten, rösten…
in Catalan rostir(-se)…
in Japanese (オーブンなどで)~を焼く, ローストする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烹调, 烘, 烤…
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