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"roast" in British English

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roastverb

uk   /rəʊst/ us   /roʊst/
  • roast verb (COOK)

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.
[T or I] to heat nuts or coffee beans so that they become drier and browner

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  • roast verb (CRITICIZE)

[T] informal to criticize severely or speak angrily to someone

roastadjective [before noun]

uk   /rəʊst/ us   /roʊst/ also roasted

roastnoun [C]

uk   /rəʊst/ us   /roʊst/
(Definition of roast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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roastverb [I/T]

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

roastnoun [C]

us   /roʊst/
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
(Definition of roast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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