Cook meaning

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(slang) To spoil; ruin.
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A person who prepares food for eating.
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(person) 1728-79; Eng. naval officer & explorer: explored Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, etc.
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(slang) To alter or falsify so as to make a more favorable impression; doctor.

Disreputable accountants who were paid to cook the firm's books.

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To prepare or treat by heating.

Slowly cooked the medicinal mixture.

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To prepare (food) for eating by applying heat.
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The definition of a cook is a person who prepares food professionally for a living.

A chef in a restaurant who prepares food for a living is an example of a cook.

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To cook is to prepare food or to heat food so that it is safe to eat.

When you make dinner, this is an example of cook.

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To undergo application of heat especially for the purpose of later ingestion.
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(slang) To happen, develop, or take place.

What's cooking in town?

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(slang) To proceed or perform very well.

The band really got cooking after midnight.

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A person who prepares food for eating.
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To prepare (food) for eating by subjecting to heat, as by boiling, baking, frying, etc.
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To subject to heat or to some treatment suggestive of a heating process.
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(informal) To tamper with; falsify.
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To act or serve as a cook.
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To undergo the process of being cooked.
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(jazz) To play, esp. to improvise, in an inspired and rhythmically exciting way.
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(place) Mountain of the Southern Alps, New Zealand: highest peak in New Zealand: 12,349 ft (3,764 m)
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(cooking) A person who prepares food for a living.
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(cooking) The head cook of a manor house.
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A fish, the European striped wrasse.
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To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.

I'm cooking bangers and mash.

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(intransitive) To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.

He's in the kitchen, cooking.

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(intransitive) To be being cooked.

The dinner is cooking on the stove.

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(intransitive, figuratively) To be uncomfortably hot.

Look at that poor dog shut up in that car on a day like today - it must be cooking in there.

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(slang) To hold onto (a grenade) briefly after igniting the fuse, so that it explodes almost immediately after being thrown.

I always cook my frags, in case they try to grab one and throw it back.

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To concoct or prepare; to tamper with or alter; to cook up.
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See also cook.
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(obsolete, rare) To make the noise of the cuckoo.
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(UK, dialect, obsolete) To throw.
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To prepare food for eating by applying heat.
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(slang) cook (one's) goose
  • 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.
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cook up
  • to concoct; devise; invent
    To cook up an alibi.
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what's cooking?
  • what's happening?
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

cook (one's) goose

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”).

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  • An occupational surname for a cook, or a seller of cooked food.

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  • The verb is from Middle English coken, from the noun.

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  • Imitative.

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  • Unknown.

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