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English definition of “roast”

roast

verb (COOK)    /rəʊst/ US  /roʊst/
A2 [T or I] to cook food in an oven or over a fire : Just roast the chicken in the oven and baste it in oil and lemon .figurative We lay on the beach and roasted (= got very hot ) in the Mediterranean sun .Preparing food using heatPreparing food [T or I] to heat nuts or coffee beans so that they become drier and brownerPreparing food using heatPreparing food
(Definition of roast verb (COOK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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