Disreputable accountants who were paid to cook the firm's books.
Slowly cooked the medicinal mixture.
A chef in a restaurant who prepares food for a living is an example of a cook.
When you make dinner, this is an example of cook.
What's cooking in town?
The band really got cooking after midnight.
I'm cooking bangers and mash.
He's in the kitchen, cooking.
The dinner is cooking on the stove.
Look at that poor dog shut up in that car on a day like today - it must be cooking in there.
- To ruin one's chances:The speeding ticket cooked his goose with his father. Her goose was cooked when she was caught cheating on the test.
- to concoct; devise; inventTo cook up an alibi.
- what's happening?
Origin of cook
- Middle English coken from coke cook from Old English cōc from Vulgar Latin cōcus from Latin cocus, coquus from coquere to cook pekw- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old English cōc (“a cook”), from Proto-Germanic *kukaz (“cook”), from Latin coquus (“cook”), from coquō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pekʷ- (“to cook, become ripe”). Cognate with Low German kokk (“cook”), Dutch kok (“cook”), German Koch (“cook”), Danish kok (“cook”), Norwegian kokk (“cook”), Swedish kock (“cook”), Icelandic kokkur (“cook”), Albanian kuq (“to fry, cook”).
- The verb is from Middle English coken, from the noun.