intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 (get hot) asarse, achicharrarse 1.2(broiling present participle/participio presente)a broiling day un día de calor achicharrante (as adverb/como adverbio) it's broiling hot hace un calor achicharranteExample sentences
- Young Tess and her neighborhood friends are broiling in the hot sun, their inner city block having been deprived of moisture for a long time.
- And if you're not broiling in the sun and wearing enough sunscreen, you're safe, right?
- In the afternoon everyone's broiling in the pit; at rush hour it's dense and frenetic.
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