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verb grill pronunciation in American English /ɡrɪl/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theygrill
he/she/itgrills
present participlegrilling
past tensegrilled
past participlegrilled

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    [intransitive/transitive] to cook something over a fire on a flat frame of metal bars

    We grill the steaks on the barbecue.

    grilled fish/steak/tomatoes

  2. 2
    [transitive] to ask someone a lot of difficult questions for a long period of time

    The committee spent weeks grilling witnesses.

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