Definition of "cook" []

  • To prepare (food) for eating by applying heat. (verb-transitive)
  • To prepare or treat by heating: slowly cooked the medicinal mixture. (verb-transitive)
  • 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. (verb-transitive)
  • To prepare food for eating by applying heat. (verb-intransitive)
  • To undergo application of heat especially for the purpose of later ingestion. (verb-intransitive)
  • To prepare (food) by the action of heat, as by boiling, baking, etc, or (of food) to become ready for eating through such a process (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To subject or be subjected to the action of intense heat (verb)
  • To alter or falsify (something, esp figures, accounts, etc) (verb)
  • To spoil or ruin (something) (verb)
  • To happen (esp in the phrase what's cooking?) (verb)
  • To prepare (any of several drugs) by heating (verb)
  • To play vigorously (verb)
  • A person who prepares food for eating, esp as an occupation (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cook" in a sentence
  • "How kin a pusson cook out yet -- not to say, _cook_? ""
  • "Sylvie wondered whether the phrase cook past the point of edible figured prominently in the one for turkey."
  • "When all the ladies who lunch end up at a dude ranch in Reno for six weeks so they can qualify as Nevada residents and get quick divorces, their cook is a tough old cowgirl (played by Marjorie Main, who went on to star in the lucrative “Ma and Pa Kettle” comedies about a clan of hicks) who thinks the ultrafeminine New York women are silly and spoiled."