Adjective "cook" definition and examples

(Cook may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kʊk/

Definitions and examples

verb

Prepare (food, a dish, or a meal) by mixing, combining, and heating the ingredients.
  1. with two objects 'she cooked me eggs and bacon'
  2. 'When you're ready to prepare the dish, cook the pasta, drain it and set it aside.'
  3. 'The team was also marked on preparing and cooking meals, initiative bases, map and compass and teamwork.'
  4. 'The program helps people learn how to budget, plan and cook meals for a food cost of $1.25 per person per day.'
  5. 'Once they have prepared and cooked the two-course meal, the children sit down at a table they have laid and eat together.'
  6. 'The cause of the fire is not yet known but fire officials are urging homeowners to take care at home particularly while preparing and cooking food.'
  7. 'But then, few of us have the time or the energy anymore to prepare and cook the wholesome food we once enjoyed.'
  8. 'She did her chores almost mechanically: gathering eggs, cooking meals, washing clothes and buying staples like bread.'
  9. 'What was once a place solely for preparing and cooking food has become the centre of most homes.'
  10. 'Never attempt such repair on utensils used for preparing or cooking food.'
  11. 'Who does the shopping, writes the cards, buys the presents, puts up the decorations, prepares a crib, cooks the food and creates a festive family atmosphere?'
  12. 'while the rice is cooking, add the saffron to the stock'
  13. 'Then it is sealed and steamed so that the raw meat cooks in the same time as the rice.'
  14. 'As the bacon cooked, the fat on the bacon reached its melting point and turned into liquid, leaving the pure, healthy pork meat behind.'
  15. 'I could also smell food cooking back in the kitchen, but could not hear the musicians playing over the dull roar of voices.'
  16. 'Food cooked in a microwave oven does not present a radiation risk.'
  17. 'Complement your healthy summer lifestyle with fresh food cooked on the barbecue.'
  18. 'Never leave children unattended in kitchen while food is cooking.'
  19. 'Many do feel that the food cooked in the microwave oven is not tasty.'
  20. 'Dinner that night consisted of sizzler sausages cooked on the barbeque, microwave pasta, and yes, chips and dip on the side.'
  21. 'Food cooked over wood and water heated with wood felt different, tasted different.'
  22. 'Inside the immaculately clean kitchen, bacon cooked in a frying pan on the stove.'
  23. 'Mary gets together with friends and makes 40 to 50 quarts of tomato juice by cutting up all the fruit that's neither rotten nor moldy, cooking it down until it's soft, then put it through a food mill and can what comes out of the bottom.'
  24. 'Often the unfermented sweet grapes will be added to the wine, and sometimes the grape juice will be cooked down into a sweetened paste, which can be added to the wine to intensify it.'
  25. 'In which case, the fruit wasn't cooked down enough.'
  26. 'One traditional dish that I did not sample is a curious bowl of fat rendering from the ‘fat back’ of a pig (basically the skin with all the fat attached) that they cook down into concentrated lard (think Crisco), mix in bacon, salt, and pepper.'
  27. 'Roast whole barley, add water, and cook it down - you'll end up with barley malt syrup.'
  28. 'After simmering for a period of time, remove the sack with the residue and continue to cook the tea down to a thick moist mat at the bottom of the pot.'
Alter dishonestly; falsify.
  1. 'Brinkley offers no evidence that the numbers were cooked or the questions were unfairly worded.'
  2. 'When I heard that he had cooked his evidence, my first reaction was ‘how stupid’.'
  3. 'Certainly the subtext of Andersen's book is that we of the media class - even if he allows his alter ego a better fate - are cooked.'
Be happening or planned.
  1. 'Evidently this has been cooking for several months, but the word recently leaked out, and a paper has been rushed to the online edition of Science.'
Perform or proceed vigorously or very well.
  1. 'Ya boy Santana's back like cooked… well, you know the rest.'
  2. 'The album doesn't really get cooking until its second half, where the songs have agendas other than beating listeners senseless.'

noun

A person who prepares and cooks food, especially as a job or in a specified way.
  1. 'I'm a good cook'
  2. 'He teaches his cooks to prepare his recipes, his way.'
  3. 'I'm not going to eat something a cook prepares if she doesn't taste it first.'
  4. 'Instead, the heady aroma of cooking kept everyone awake and waiting to taste the fare prepared by a native cook, who donned the role of lecturer for the day.'
  5. 'I knew a cook who would routinely prepare an extra portion for himself to eat before he came to table.'
  6. 'All over America on this day, short order cooks and chefs were making eggs over easy with great success.'
  7. 'Johnny, who was a professional cook, prepared a roast calf and served it with his ever so special mashed potato-gravy sauce.'
  8. 'One of the beautiful things about this open-plan restaurant is that you can watch the cooks prepare your food as you enjoy the surroundings.'
  9. 'Or, a cook might prepare ‘fried corn,’ by cutting the grains off of the cob and creaming them in a skillet.'
  10. 'The biggest change in food television over the last five years has been the move away from showing cooks prepare food to revealing how they manage their careers and lives.'
  11. 'Phoenix sat back and watched as they gorged themselves on all manner of foods the cooks had so nicely prepared for her.'

More definitions

1. to prepare (food) by the use of heat, as by boiling, baking, or roasting.

2. to subject (anything) to the application of heat.

3. Slang. to ruin; spoil.

4. Informal. to falsify, as accounts: to cook the expense figures. verb (used without object)

5. to prepare food by the use of heat.

6. (of food) to undergo cooking.

7. Slang. to be full of activity and excitement: Las Vegas cooks around the clock. to perform, work, or do in just the right way and with ener

More examples(as adjective)

"toasts can be cook."

"people can be cook."

"inwardses can be cook."

"creatures can be cook."

"celeries can be cook."

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Origin

(cook)Old English cōc (noun), from popular Latin cocus, from Latin coquus.

Phrase

cook something up