Roast

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Definition

to roast (a duck): to cook (a duck) in the oven
verb
a Sunday roast a typical English meal eaten for Sunday lunch, typically containing roast meat, roast potatoes, gravy and other vegetables

to roast someone (comedically): to mock, to tease, to make fun of someone
verb (informal)
a (comedy) roast a comedy event in which a particular guest of honor is mocked and joked about
The guys at work roasted me when they found out I lived with my grandmother.

to get a roasting (from the press): to be asked a series of difficult questions, to receive harsh or tough treatment (from the press)
idiom

Examples

  • "My podcasts can be downloaded weekly at no charge on the Daily Roast website."
  • "Here under fabulous clear blue skies, the temperature is hot enough to roast a dingo."
  • "Our specialty is the costela: tender beef ribs, roasted slowly to preserve the natural juice of the meat."

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