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Definition of broil:

  1. A tumult; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl; contention; discord, either between individuals or in the state.
  2. To be subjected to the action of heat, as meat over the fire; to be greatly heated, or to be made uncomfortable with heat.
  3. To cook by direct exposure to heat over a fire, esp. upon a gridiron over coals.
  4. To subject to great ( commonly direct) heat.


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