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Inflections of ' ' ( barbecue ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) barbecues v 3rd person singular barbecuing v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." barbecued v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." barbecued v past p verb, 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 ]
Fooda grill for cooking food over an open fire.
a meal, usually outdoors, at which food is roasted over an open fire. v.
Foodto broil or roast (food) over an open fire: It's a pleasant evening; let's barbecue for a change. [no object ] Let's barbecue steaks. [~ + object ] WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 bar•be•cue
(bär ′bi kyo̅o̅′), USA pronunciation n., v., -cued, -cu•ing. n.
Foodpieces of beef, fowl, fish, or the like, roasted over an open hearth, esp. when basted in a barbecue sauce.
Fooda framework, as a grill or a spit, or a fireplace for cooking meat or vegetables over an open fire.
Fooda dressed steer, lamb, or other animal, roasted whole.
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.
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.
Foodto cook (sliced or diced meat or fish) in a highly seasoned sauce. v.i.
to cook by barbecuing or to entertain at a barbecue: If the weather's nice, we'll barbecue in the backyard. Also,
bar ′be•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 a meal cooked out of doors over an open fire an outdoor party or picnic at which barbecued food is served a grill or fireplace used in barbecuing the food so cooked vb ( )( -cues, -cuing, -cued transitive) to cook (meat, fish, etc) on a grill, usually over charcoal and often with a highly seasoned sauce to cook (meat, fish, etc) in a highly seasoned sauce Etymology: 17 th Century: from American Spanish barbacoa, probably from Taino: frame made of sticks
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