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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)

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 "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."