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Meaning of “grill” in the English Dictionary

"grill" in British English

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grillnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡrɪl/
B1 UK (US broiler) the ​surface in a that can be ​heated to very high ​temperatures and under which you put ​food to be ​cookedB1 a ​frame of ​metalbars over a ​fire on which ​food can be put to be ​cooked mainly US an ​informalrestaurant that ​sells grilled ​food such as hamburgers, steak, and ​chicken

grillverb [T]

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

B1 to ​cookfood over ​fire or ​hotcoals, usually on a ​metalframe: Dad was grilling ​chicken in the back ​yard.B1 UK (US broil) to ​cook something under a very ​hotsurface in a : I'll grill the ​baconrather than ​fry it.
  • grill verb [T] (QUESTION)

to ​ask someone a lot of ​questions for a ​longtime: 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)

"grill" in American English

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grillverb [T]

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

to ​cook something on a ​frame of ​metalbars, usually over a ​gas or ​coalfire: 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 ​longtime: After being grilled by the ​police for eight ​hours, Johnson ​signed a ​confession.

grillnoun [C]

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

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