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cook

 (ko͝ok)
v. cooked, cook·ing, cooks
v.tr.
1. To prepare (food) for eating by applying heat.
2. To prepare or treat by heating: slowly cooked the medicinal mixture.
3. 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.
v.intr.
1. To prepare food for eating by applying heat.
2. To undergo application of heat especially for the purpose of later ingestion.
3. Slang To happen, develop, or take place: What's cooking in town?
4. Slang To proceed or perform very well: The band really got cooking after midnight.
n.
A person who prepares food for eating.
Phrasal Verb:
cook up Informal
To fabricate; concoct: cook up an excuse.
Idiom:
cook (one's) goose Slang
To ruin one's chances: The speeding ticket cooked his goose with his father. Her goose was cooked when she was caught cheating on the test.

[Middle English coken, from coke, cook, from Old English cōc, from Vulgar Latin *cōcus, from Latin cocus, coquus, from coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

cook up

vb (tr, adverb)
1. informal to concoct or invent (a story, alibi, etc)
2. (Cookery) to prepare (a meal), esp quickly
3. (Recreational Drugs) slang to prepare (a drug) for use by heating, as by dissolving heroin in a spoon
n
(Cookery) (in the Caribbean) a dish consisting of mixed meats, rice, shrimps, and sometimes vegetables
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cook up - prepare or cook by mixing ingredients; "concoct a strange mixture"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
ready, prepare, cook, fix, make - prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
2.cook up - make up something artificial or untruecook up - make up something artificial or untrue
dream up, think up, hatch, concoct, think of - devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
mythologise, mythologize - construct a myth; "The poet mythologized that the King had three sons"
confabulate - unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
trump up, concoct - invent; "trump up charges"
spin - make up a story; "spin a yarn"
vamp, vamp up - make up; "vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting"

cook

verb
To prepare (food) for eating by the use of heat:
phrasal verb
cook up
Informal. To use ingenuity in making, developing, or achieving:
Idiom: come up with.
noun
A person who prepares food for eating:
Translations
يُلَـفِّق قِـصَّـة، يَـخْتَلِـق
vymyslet si
finde påopdigte
sjóîa saman, skálda upp

w>cook up

vt sep (fig inf) story, excusesich (dat)einfallen lassen, zurechtbasteln (inf); cooked-up storyLügenmärchen nt

cook

(kuk) verb
to prepare (food) or become ready by heating. She cooked the chicken; The chicken is cooking in the oven.
noun
a person who cooks, especially for a living. She was employed as a cook at the embassy.
ˈcooker noun
1. an apparatus on which food is cooked; a stove. She has an electric cooker.
2. an apple etc used in cooking, not for eating raw.
ˈcookery noun
the art or practice of cooking food. She was taught cookery at school; (also adjective) cookery classes.
ˈcookery-book noun
(American ˈcook-book) a book of instructions on how to prepare and cook various dishes.
cook up
to invent or make up a false story etc. He cooked up a story about his car having broken down.
References in periodicals archive ?
COOK UP A STORY: Youngsters ages 5 to 9 will be encouraged to create their own characters, interesting story conflicts and settings, when author and illustrator Mary Ann Fraser visits Pages Books for Children and Young Adults Inc.
And with these supposedly new Google cook ups, the Nexus 5 remains a firm candidate to show the following upscale specs: at least a 5-inch display screen with 1080p resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU with 3GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, LTE connectivity and a massive battery upgrade to the tune of 2700mAh.