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roast

 
 
pronunciation:
rost
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: roasts, roasting, roasted
definition 1: to cook or bake (meat) with dry heat, as in an oven or over an open fire.
I'll roast a chicken for dinner tomorrow.Allow about forty minutes when you roast the potatoes.
definition 2: to dry, parch, or brown (peanuts, coffee beans, or the like) by exposure to heat.
Let's roast some chestnuts in the oven.
definition 3: to expose to great heat.
You'll roast your head if you don't wear a hat.
similar words:
broil
definition 4: to oxidize or purify (metal ores) by heating.
definition 5: (informal) to criticize harshly, either seriously or as a joke.
It was hilarious how comedians roasted each other.
similar words:
berate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cook something with dry heat.
definition 2: to be roasted.
similar words:
broil
definition 3: to suffer from excessive heat.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cut of meat cooked by roasting or suitable for roasting.
 
similar words:
broil, joint
definition 2: an act or product of roasting, or the condition of being roasted.
similar words:
broil
definition 3: a cookout at which the featured food is cooked by roasting.
a pig roast
definition 4: (informal) harsh criticism, often as a joke.
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