Definitions starting with R

ID #4970

roast

/rows/ [W Car.; OED "mod. use, to cook meat in an oven, for which older term is bake") v. to cook (meat) over a fire only, as opposed to BAKING it in an oven: These older people, they roast the meat right on the siff (Inagua). (Gen.)

get roast [cf. DHS to arrest; to ridicule; via the idea of giving a person a hot time] v. phr. to be beaten (in a competition). (youth slang). (Nassau)

Tags: food, verb, verb phrase

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Last update: 2011-06-08 02:37
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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