cook

Primary Meanings of cook

1.
vn
transform by heating
someone who cooks food
2.
v
tamper, with the purpose of deception
Full Definitions of cook
1

v transform by heating

“The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

“These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes”
Types:
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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

v 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

v prepare a hot meal

“My husband doesn't cook
Type of:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch

n someone who cooks food

Examples:
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
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v tamper, with the purpose of deception

cook the books”
Synonyms:
fake, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle
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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