Definition of broil:
- A tumult; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl; contention; discord, either between individuals or in the state.
- To be subjected to the action of heat, as meat over the fire; to be greatly heated, or to be made uncomfortable with heat.
- To cook by direct exposure to heat over a fire, esp. upon a gridiron over coals.
- To subject to great ( commonly direct) heat.
enmity, bake, quarrel, affray, dissension, ruckus, contest, hostility, donnybrook, rough-and-tumble, grilling, free-for-all, baste, broiling, bitterness, ruction, fray, strife, animosity, charbroil, brown, oven broil, hot, melee, controversy, contention, dispute, boil down.
- conflict (part of speech: verb)
violence (part of speech: noun)
- heat (part of speech: verb)
A while after, take a good lump of Houshold- bread, bigger than your fist, crust and crum, broil it upon a Gridiron, that it be throughly rosted; scrape off the black burning on the on side; then soak it throughly in Vinegar, and put this lump of tost into your possnet to stew with it; which you take out and throw away after a while.- "The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened", Kenelm Digby.
- "Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents", William Beckford.
- "The History of Sandford and Merton", Thomas Day.