From (etyl) .
(transitive, Scotland, US) To make angry; provoke.
(transitive, chiefly, Scotland) To terrify; make tremble.
(intransitive, chiefly, Scotland) To tremble; shiver.
(intransitive, Northern England, Scotland) To snarl; snap.
From (etyl) gril, .
harsh, rough, severe; cruel
1655, from (etyl) gril, from (etyl), from (etyl) . Related to (l), (l).
A rack; a grid of wire or a sheet of material with a pattern of holes or slots, usually used to protect something while allowing the passage of air and liquids. Typical uses: to allow air through a fan while preventing fingers or objects from passing; to allow people to talk to somebody, while preventing attack.
On a vehicle, a slotted cover as above, to protect and hide the radiator, while admitting air to cool it.
A device comprising a source of radiant heat and a means of holding food near it, to cook it; a barbecue; a griddle.
- The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
(lb) A type of jewelry worn on the front teeth.
The front teeth regarded collectively.
Food cooked on a grill.
Humorous misspelling of
* mixed grill
To cook food on a grill; to barbecue.
(Australian, NZ, UK) To cook food under the element of a stove or only under the top element of an oven – (US) broil, (cooking) salamander.
(colloquial) To interrogate; to question aggressively or harshly.
- Why don't we get together Saturday and grill some burgers?
- The police grilled him about his movements at the time of the crime.
* See also
* BBQ (informal abbreviation)
* bar-be-que, bar-b-que (informal forms based on the abbreviation)
* (meat) 'cue, 'que, que (informal shortenings)
A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
A meal or event highlighted by food cooked in such an apparatus.
- We cooked our food on the barbecue .
Meat, especially pork or beef, which has been cooked in such an apparatus (i.e. smoked over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels) and then chopped up or shredded.
- We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.
(dated) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
A floor on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
* 2000 , Andrew Gerald Gravette, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean , page 227:
- She ordered a plate of barbecue with a side of slaw.
- Drying the coffee beans took place in a barbecue , basically a large, flat platform, where the pulped coffee beans could be laid out and turned as they dried. Barbecues were often walled around and raised above ground level.
* (grill) braai (South African English), buccan, compare grill
* (event) braai (South African English), cookout
* barbecue sauce
To cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.