roasting - definition and synonyms

noun [singular] informal 

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/ˈrəʊstɪŋ/
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    good-natured teasing

    The White House correspondentsdinner is a fixture of the Washington scene, a spring event at which the cream of political journalism shares bonhomie, fine food and comedy roasting with the politicians it reports on.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/02/2017