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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Broil  \Broil\,  n.  [F.  brouiller  to  disorder,  from  LL  brogilus 
  broilus,  brolium  thicket,  wood,  park;  of  uncertain  origin; 
  cf  W.  brog  a  swelling  out  OHG.  pr[=o]il  marsh,  G.  br["u]hl, 
  MHG.  brogen  to  rise.  The  meaning  tumult,  confusion,  comes 
  apparently  from  tangled  undergrowth,  thicket,  and  this 
  possibly  from  the  meaning  to  grow,  rise,  sprout.] 
  A  tumult;  a  noisy  quarrel;  a  disturbance;  a  brawl; 
  contention;  discord,  either  between  individuals  or  in  the 
  state. 
 
  I  will  own  that  there  is  a  haughtiness  and  fierceness 
  in  human  nature  which  will  which  will  cause  innumerable 
  broils,  place  men  in  what  situation  you  please. 
  --Burke. 
 
  Syn:  Contention;  fray;  affray;  tumult;  altercation; 
  dissension;  discord;  contest;  conflict;  brawl;  uproar. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Broil  \Broil\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Broiled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Broiling}.]  [OE.  broilen,  OF  bruillir  fr  bruir  to  broil, 
  burn;  of  Ger.  origin;  cf  MHG.  br["u]ejen,  G.  br["u]hen,  to 
  scald,  akin  to  E.  brood.] 
  1.  To  cook  by  direct  exposure  to  heat  over  a  fire,  esp.  upon 
  a  gridiron  over  coals. 
 
  2.  To  subject  to  great  (commonly  direct)  heat. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Broil  \Broil\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  subjected  to  the  action  of  heat,  as  meat  over  the  fire; 
  to  be  greatly  heated,  or  to  be  made  uncomfortable  with  heat. 
 
  The  planets  and  comets  had  been  broiling  in  the  sun. 
  --Cheyne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  broil 
  n  :  cooking  by  direct  exposure  to  radiant  heat  (as  over  a  fire 
  or  under  a  grill)  [syn:  {broiling},  {grilling}] 
  v  1:  cook  under  a  broiler;  "broil  fish"  [syn:  {oven  broil}] 
  2:  heat  by  a  natural  force;  "The  sun  broils  the  valley  in  the 
  summer"  [syn:  {bake}] 




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