cook

cook
I UK [kʊk] / US verb
Word forms "cook":
present tense I/you/we/they cook he/she/it cooks present participle cooking past tense cooked past participle cooked
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Other ways of saying cook:
boil to cook food in boiling water: Boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes. simmer to allow something to boil very gently: Bring the sauce to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer gently. bake to cook food, especially bread or cakes, in an oven: I spent all afternoon baking cakes. roast to cook meat or vegetables in an oven with fat or oil: Roast the chicken in a hot oven. fry to cook food in hot oil: Do you want your eggs fried or boiled? broil American to cook food under or over a very strong heat. The British word is grill: Broil the pork chops about four inches from the heat for four minutes on each side. grill British to cook food under or over a very strong heat. The American word is broil: The lamb patties can be grilled in the oven very quickly.
1)
a) [intransitive/transitive] to prepare food and heat it so that it is ready to eat

Cook the apple slowly until it is soft.

When did you learn to cook?

cook something for someone:

Joe's cooking dinner for me tonight.

cook someone something:

He offered to cook me lunch.

b) [intransitive] when food cooks, it is heated so that it is ready to eat

The potatoes need to cook for about 20 minutes.

2) [transitive] informal to change information dishonestly

They cooked the scripts to make Adams look stupid.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [kʊk] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "cook":
singular cook plural cooks
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someone who prepares and cooks food, either as their job or for pleasure

Steve's a wonderful cook!

They've got a housekeeper, a cook, and two gardeners.

too many cooks (spoil the broth)informal used for saying that something may be done badly if too many people try to do it together


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