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cook

cook

 
 
pronunciation:
kUk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
cook up
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cooked, cooking, cooks
definition 1: to subject (food) to a heating process in preparation for eating.
 
definition 2: to subject (something) to heat.
similar words:
boil
definition 3: (informal) to falsify (financial records or the like).
similar words:
falsify
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to prepare food or meals.
definition 2: to undergo the process of cooking.
The rice needs to cook for thirty minutes.
definition 3: (slang) to perform well.
He is really cooking on this assignment.
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phrase: cook up
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who cooks.
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derivation: cooked (adj.)
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  • cookout:
    a meal that is cooked and eaten outdoors; barbecue.
  • cookbook:
    a book with recipes and directions for cooking.
  • cookware:
    pots, pans, and other things for cooking food.
  • cookstove:
    a stove.
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broader categories that include cooking
place for cooking
some actions associated with cooking
some measurements used in cooking
some people associated with cooking
some things used in cooking
some ways of cooking