"roasting" in the noun sense
cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added
"the slow roasting took several hours"
"roasting" in the verb sense
cook with dry heat, usually in an oven
"roast the turkey"
2. ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun
subject to laughter or ridicule
"The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"
"The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"
"His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
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