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Definition of "bake" []

  • To cook (food) with dry heat, especially in an oven. (verb-transitive)
  • To harden or dry (something) by subjecting to heat in or as if in an oven: bake bricks. (verb-transitive)
  • To cook food with dry heat. (verb-intransitive)
  • To become hardened or dry by or as if by having been subjected to the heat of an oven. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or process of baking. (noun)

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.

Use "bake" in a sentence
  • ""since it's your duty to ostracize and bake, _ostracize_ and _bake_, and be done with your ridiculous fancies.""
  • "KORMAN: Well, we had a team, a great team of photo editors from leading newspapers and magazines around the country, and on a daily basis, they would whittle it down, and at night, we would have what we call a bake off where the whole production team got together and voted on what images would make it to the next day."
  • "As we had no oven, mother had what we called a bake kettle; this was a flat, low kettle, with a cast cover, the rim of which turned up an inch or two, to hold coals."