Roast vs Scorch - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between roast and scorch
is that roast
is (transitive|or|intransitive|or|ergative) to cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance while scorch
is to burn the surface of something so as to discolour it.
As nouns the difference between roast and scorch
is that roast
is a cut of meat suited to roasting while scorch
is a slight or surface burn.
As an adjective roast
is having been cooked by roasting.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(transitive, or, intransitive, or, ergative) To cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance.
To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.
- to roast meat on a spit
* Francis Bacon
- to roast a potato in ashes
(transitive, or, intransitive, or, ergative) To process by drying through exposure to sun or artificial heat
- In eggs boiled and roasted there is scarce difference to be discerned.
- Coffee beans need roasting before use.
To heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.
- to roast chestnuts or peanuts
(figuratively) To admonish someone vigorously
- roasted in wrath and fire
(figuratively) To subject to bantering, severely criticize, sometimes as a comedy routine.
- I’m late home for the fourth time this week; my mate will really roast me this time.
(metalworking) To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.
- The class clown enjoys being roasted by mates as well as staff.
* (to cook) bake, boil, broil, fry, grill, poach, toast
* roasting ear
* roasting jack
A cut of meat suited to roasting
A meal consisting of roast foods.
The degree to which something, especially coffee, is roasted.
(Originally fraternal) A comical event where a person is subjected to verbal attack, yet may be praised by sarcasm and jokes.
- Dark roast''' means that the coffee bean has been roasted to a higher temperature and for a longer period of time than in light '''roast .
* nut roast
having been cooked by roasting
(figuratively) subjected to roasting, bantered, severely criticized
A slight or surface burn.
A discolouration caused by heat.
Brown discoloration on the leaves of plants caused by heat, lack of water or by fungi.
To burn the surface of something so as to discolour it
To wither, parch or destroy something by heat or fire, especially to make land or buildings unusable to an enemy
To become scorched or singed
To move at high speed (so as to leave scorch marks on the ground)
To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.
* Bible, Revelations xvi. 8
- Lashed by mad rage, and scorched by brutal fires.
- Power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
- the fire that scorches me to death