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cook up
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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