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
To cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears.
* 1819 , Walter Scott, Ivanhoe :
- So trenchant was the Templar’s weapon, that it shore asunder, as it had been a willow twig, the tough and plaited handle of the mace, which the ill-fated Saxon reared to parry the blow, and, descending on his head, levelled him with the earth.
To remove the fleece from a sheep etc by clipping.
(physics) To deform because of shearing forces.
(Scotland) To reap, as grain.
- the golden tresses were shorn away
(figurative) To deprive of property; to fleece.
a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger
the act of shearing, or something removed by shearing
- short of the wool, and naked from the shear
(physics) a force that produces a shearing strain
(geology) The response of a rock to deformation usually by compressive stress, resulting in particular textures.
- After the second shearing, he is a two-shear' ram; at the expiration of another year, he is a three-' shear ram; the name always taking its date from the time of shearing.