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roast

verb 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.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

roast verb (CRITICIZE)

[T] informal to criticize severely or speak angrily to someoneChastising and rebuking

roast

adjective [before noun] uk   /rəʊst/ us    /roʊst/ (also roasted)
A2 Roast meat or vegetables have been cooked in an oven or over a fire: roast beef/chicken/potatoes roasted red pepper saucePreparing food using heatPreparing food

roast

noun [C] uk   /rəʊst/ us    /roʊst/
a large piece of roasted meatSavoury dishes
(Definition of roast from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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