cook

Definitions of cook
  1. verb
    transform by heating
    “The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle”
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  2. verb
    transform and make suitable for consumption by heating
    “These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes”
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    bake
    cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven
    brown
    fry in a pan until it changes color
    coddle
    cook in nearly boiling water
    souse
    cook in a marinade
    micro-cook, microwave, nuke, zap
    cook or heat in a microwave oven
    blanch, parboil
    cook (vegetables) briefly
    overcook
    cook too long
    fricassee
    make a fricassee of by cooking
    stew
    cook slowly and for a long time in liquid
    roast
    cook with dry heat, usually in an oven
    braise
    cook in liquid
    fry
    cook on a hot surface using fat
    grill
    cook over a grill
    steam
    cook something by letting steam pass over it
    pressure-cook
    cook in a pressure cooker
    poach
    cook in a simmering liquid
    ovenbake
    bake in an oven
    fire
    bake in a kiln so as to harden
    shirr
    bake (eggs) in their shells until they are set
    jug
    stew in an earthenware jug
    barbecue, barbeque, cook out
    cook outdoors on a barbecue grill
    pan roast
    roast in a pan
    frizzle
    fry something until it curls and becomes crisp
    deep-fat-fry
    fry in deep fat
    griddle
    cook on a griddle
    pan-fry
    fry in a pan
    deep-fry, french-fry
    cook by immersing in fat
    stir fry
    fry very quickly over high heat
    saute
    fry briefly over high heat
    hibachi
    cook over a hibachi grill
    broil, oven broil
    cook under a broiler
    type of:
    change integrity
    change in physical make-up
  3. verb
    prepare for eating by applying heat
    synonyms: fix, make, prepare, ready
    make
    gather and light the materials for
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    keep, preserve
    prevent (food) from rotting
    dress, dress out
    kill and prepare for market or consumption
    deglaze
    dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring
    escallop, scallop
    bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top
    flambe
    pour liquor over and ignite (a dish)
    put on
    put on the stove or ready for cooking
    devil
    coat or stuff with a spicy paste
    precook
    cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long
    whip up, whomp up
    prepare or cook quickly or hastily
    concoct, cook up
    prepare or cook by mixing ingredients
    lard
    prepare or cook with lard
    freeze-dry
    preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
    conserve
    preserve with sugar
    dehydrate, desiccate
    preserve by removing all water and liquids from
    pickle
    preserve in a pickling liquid
    salt
    preserve with salt
    can, put up, tin
    preserve in a can or tin
    refrigerate
    preserve by chilling
    cure
    prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
    corn
    preserve with salt
    type of:
    create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    make from scratch
  4. verb
    prepare a hot meal
    “My husband doesn't cook
  5. noun
    someone who cooks food
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    Fannie Merritt Farmer
    an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915)
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    chef
    a professional cook
    cookie, cooky
    the cook on a ranch or at a camp
    fry cook
    a cook who specializes in fried foods
    preserver
    a cook who preserves fruits or meat
    roaster
    a cook who roasts food
    seasoner
    a cook who uses seasonings
    baster
    a cook who bastes roasting meat with melted fat or gravy
    cordon bleu
    a chef famous for his great skill
    pastry cook
    a chef who specializes in pastry
    salter
    someone who uses salt to preserve meat or fish or other foods
    type of:
    skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
    a worker who has acquired special skills
  6. verb
    tamper, with the purpose of deception
    cook the books”
    synonyms: fake, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle
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    types:
    juggle
    manipulate by or as if by moving around components
    type of:
    cheat, chisel
    engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
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