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verb as in dry, burn

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Let it sear, undisturbed for a few minutes, before flipping to the other side.

It resulted in great pies, but it was so hot in there that it stripped the seasoning off of the pan and seared the leather gloves and pot holders that I tried to grab it with.

Add your marinated protein, let it sear for about 30 seconds before stir-frying.

Try not to stir right away — let it sear until lightly golden brown, turn to the other side and sear.

Long before I wrote about movies professionally, Walter had seared herself into my consciousness, thanks to a performance that would prove formative in developing her superbly controlled screen persona.

Add the chicken to the pan skin side down and sear until golden brown on both sides, about 10 minutes total.

But nothing else holds heat as well; it produces a perfect, practically instant sear.

Heat fry pan with a dash of oil and quickly sear all sides of the tenderloin.

Sear the pork on both sides and on the fat edge, working in batches if the chops don't all fit in the pan at the same time.

Add the venison to the pot and sear on all sides until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

The certainty of this shot through brain and body like forked lightning and seemed to sear her flesh.

This is done in order to sear the entire surface and thus prevent the loss of the juice.

He stared at the letter, and certain sentences in it seemed to sear him, even as the branding-iron used on a felon might.

The cock is kept back by a spring acting on the long arm of a lever, while fastened to the short end was a sear or trigger.

Grasp the apex of the heart in the forceps and sear the surface of the right ventricle.


On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sear, such as: blight, scorch, sizzle, toast, brand, and brown.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.