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Meaning of “roast” in the English Dictionary

"roast" in British English

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roastverb

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

A2 [T or I] to ​cookfood 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 ​Mediterraneansun. [T or I] to ​heatnuts or ​coffeebeans so that they ​becomedrier and browner

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  • roast verb (CRITICIZE)

[T] informal to ​criticizeseverely or ​speakangrily 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)

"roast" in American English

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roastverb [I/T]

 us   /roʊst/
to ​cookmeat or other ​food by ​dryheat 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 ​largepiece of ​meatcooked in an ​oven: a ​beef roast A roast is also an ​outsideevent 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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