Etymology
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grill (n.)

"gridiron, grated utensil for broiling over a fire," 1680s, from French gril, from Old French greil, alteration of graille "grill, grating, railings, fencing" (13c.), from Latin craticula "gridiron, small griddle," diminutive of cratis "wickerwork," perhaps from a suffixed form of PIE *kert- "to turn, entwine." Grill-room "lunchroom where steaks, chops, etc. are grilled to order" (1869) came to be used for "informal restaurant," hence grill as a short form in this sense (by 1910). In many instances, Modern English grill is a shortened form of grille, such as "chrome front of an automobile."

grill (v.)

"to broil on a grill," 1660s, from grill (n.); figurative sense from 1842, and the specific (transitive) sense of "to subject to intense questioning" is first attested 1894. Related: Grilled; grilling.

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Definitions of grill
1
grill (v.)
cook over or under a grill;
grill the sausages
grill (v.)
examine thoroughly;
the student was grilled for two hours on the subject of phonology
2
grill (n.)
a restaurant where food is cooked on a grill;
Synonyms: grillroom
grill (n.)
a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate;
he cooked hamburgers on the grill
Synonyms: grille / grillwork
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