barbecue

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɑːrbɪkjuː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɑrbɪˌkju/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bärbi kyo̅o̅′)

Inflections of 'barbecue' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
barbecues
v 3rd person singular
barbecuing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
barbecued
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
barbecued
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bar•be•cue or bar•be•que /ˈbɑrbɪˌkyu/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -cued or -qued, -cu•ing or -qu•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. Fooda grill for cooking food over an open fire.
  2. a meal, usually outdoors, at which food is roasted over an open fire.

v. 
  1. Foodto broil or roast (food) over an open fire: [no object]It's a pleasant evening; let's barbecue for a change.[+ object]Let's barbecue steaks.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bar•be•cue  (bärbi kyo̅o̅′),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -cued, -cu•ing. 
n. 
  1. Foodpieces of beef, fowl, fish, or the like, roasted over an open hearth, esp. when basted in a barbecue sauce.
  2. Fooda framework, as a grill or a spit, or a fireplace for cooking meat or vegetables over an open fire.
  3. Fooda dressed steer, lamb, or other animal, roasted whole.
  4. a meal, usually in the open air and often as a political or social gathering, at which meats are roasted over an open hearth or pit.

v.t. 
  1. Foodto broil or roast whole or in large pieces over an open fire, on a spit or grill, often seasoning with vinegar, spices, salt, and pepper.
  2. Foodto cook (sliced or diced meat or fish) in a highly seasoned sauce.

v.i. 
  1. to cook by barbecuing or to entertain at a barbecue:If the weather's nice, we'll barbecue in the backyard.
Also,  barbeque, bar-b-que.  barbe•cu′er, n. 
  • Arawak (perh. Taino) barbacoa a raised frame of sticks
  • Spanish barbacoa
  • 1655–65

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
barbecue /ˈbɑːbɪˌkjuː/ n
  1. a meal cooked out of doors over an open fire
  2. an outdoor party or picnic at which barbecued food is served
  3. a grill or fireplace used in barbecuing
  4. the food so cooked
vb ( -cues, -cuing, -cued)(transitive)
  1. to cook (meat, fish, etc) on a grill, usually over charcoal and often with a highly seasoned sauce
  2. to cook (meat, fish, etc) in a highly seasoned sauce
Etymology: 17th Century: from American Spanish barbacoa, probably from Taino: frame made of sticks
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Collocations: barbecue [ribs, steak, chicken], barbecue beef flavor, in the barbecue pit, more...

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