From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grill \Grill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grilled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Grilling.] [F. griller, fr. gril gridiron, OF. gra["i]l, L.
   craticulum for craticula fine hurdlework, a small gridiron,
   dim. of crates hurdle. See Grate, n.]
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   1. To broil on a grill or gridiron.
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            Boiling of men in caldrons, grilling them on
            gridirons.                            --Marvell.

   2. To torment, as if by broiling. --Dickens.
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   3. To stamp or mark with a grill.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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