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"grill" in British English

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grillnoun [C]

uk   /ɡrɪl/  us   /ɡrɪl/

grillverb [T]

uk   /ɡrɪl/  us   /ɡrɪl/
  • grill verb [T] (QUESTION)

to ask someone a lot of questions for a long time: After being grilled by the police for two days, Johnson signed a confession. Her parents would grill her about where she'd been.
(Definition of grill from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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grillverb [T]

 us   /ɡrɪl/
  • grill verb [T] (COOK)

to cook something on a frame of metal bars, usually over a gas or coal fire: We love to grill outside and eat on the back porch in the summer.
  • grill verb [T] (QUESTION)

to ask someone a lot of questions for a long time: After being grilled by the police for eight hours, Johnson signed a confession.

grillnoun [C]

 us   /ɡrɪl/
  • grill noun [C] (COOKING)

a frame of metal bars on which food is cooked over a fire
(Definition of grill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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