roasting Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)
- the slow roasting took several hours
verb cook with dry heat, usually in an oven
- roast the turkey
verb subject to laughter or ridicule
laugh at; make fun; ridicule; blackguard; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
- The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
- The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
- His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday
a. & n., from Roast, v.
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