Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
       

cook

 
 
pronunciation:
kUk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
cook up
grammatical pattern:
VERB + OBJECT + OBJECT
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun), Word Builder, Word Explorer
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cooks, cooking, cooked
definition 1: to subject (food) to a heating process in preparation for eating.
I cooked the turkey for four hours.He cooked her some bacon for breakfast.[VERB + OBJECT + OBJECT ]
 
definition 2: to subject (something) to heat.
The sun cooked and killed the grass during the drought.
definition 3: (informal) to falsify (financial records or the like).
He'd been cooking the books for years without getting caught.
similar words:
falsify
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to prepare food or meals.
I usually cook on weeknights, but I tend to eat out on weekends.
definition 2: to undergo the process of cooking.
The rice needs to cook for thirty minutes.
definition 3: (slang) to perform efficiently and at good speed.
We were off to slow start on this project, but we're really cooking now.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
phrase: cook up
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who cooks.
The special tonight is one of our cook's new recipes.I never was a very good cook, but I'm getting better.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivation: cooked (adj.)
Word Builder: cook +
  • 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.
Word Explorer
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