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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•ing

(ˈkʊk ɪŋ)

adj.
1. used in preparing foods: a cooking utensil.
2. fit to eat when cooked (disting. from eating): cooking apples.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cooking - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heatcooking - 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"
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
baking - cooking by dry heat in an oven
toasting, browning - cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill; "proper toasting should brown both sides of a piece of bread"
broil, broiling, grilling - cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
frying, sauteing - cooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle
fusion cooking - cooking that combines ingredients and techniques and seasonings from different cuisines
braising - cooking slowly in fat in a closed pot with little moisture
poaching - cooking in simmering liquid
roasting - cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added); "the slow roasting took several hours"
simmering, stewing, boiling - cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
tenderisation, tenderization - the act of making meat tender by pounding or marinating it
percolation - the act of making coffee in a percolator
seasoning - the act of adding a seasoning to food
cuisine, culinary art - the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
challah, hallah - (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
Jewish rye, Jewish rye bread - (Judaism) bread made with rye flour; usually contains caraway seeds
calamari, calamary, squid - (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
curry - (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
brown sauce, Chinese brown sauce - a sauce based on soy sauce
caramelise, caramelize - convert to caramel
caramelise, caramelize - be converted into caramel; "The sugar caramelized"
alcoholise, alcoholize - make alcoholic, as by fermenting; "alcoholize prunes"
alcoholise, alcoholize - treat or infuse with alcohol; "alcoholize the fruit and let them sit in the refrigerator"
conserve - preserve with sugar; "Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"
pickle - preserve in a pickling liquid
salt - preserve with salt; "people used to salt meats on ships"
marinade, marinate - soak in marinade; "marinade herring"
can, tin, put up - preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty"
brine - soak in brine
fortify, lace, spike - add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!"
fortify - add nutrients to; "fortified milk"
boil down, concentrate, reduce - cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
boil down, decoct, concentrate, reduce - be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
bake - cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; "bake the potatoes"
ovenbake - bake in an oven; "ovenbake this chicken"
brown - fry in a pan until it changes color; "brown the meat in the pan"
coddle - cook in nearly boiling water; "coddle eggs"
fire - bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery"
farce, stuff - fill with a stuffing while cooking; "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"
baste - cover with liquid before cooking; "baste a roast"
souse - cook in a marinade; "souse herring"
micro-cook, microwave, nuke, zap - cook or heat in a microwave oven; "You can microwave the leftovers"
crispen, toast, crisp - make brown and crisp by heating; "toast bread"; "crisp potatoes"
shirr - bake (eggs) in their shells until they are set; "shirr the eggs"
parboil, blanch - cook (vegetables) briefly; "Parboil the beans before freezing them"
overboil - boil excessively; "The peas are overboiled"
fricassee - make a fricassee of by cooking; "fricassee meats"
stew - cook slowly and for a long time in liquid; "Stew the vegetables in wine"
jug - stew in an earthenware jug; "jug the rabbit"
simmer - boil slowly at low temperature; "simmer the sauce"; "simmering water"
roast - cook with dry heat, usually in an oven; "roast the turkey"
barbecue, barbeque, cook out - cook outdoors on a barbecue grill; "let's barbecue that meat"; "We cooked out in the forest"
Translations
vaření
madlavning
kuirado
ruoanlaitto
cuisinecuistance
kuhanje
főzéskonyhaművészet
料理
요리
kuhanjekuhinja
matlagning
การทำอาหาร
sự nấu nướng

cooking

[ˈkʊkɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= art) → cocina f
typical Galician cookingla típica cocina gallega
her cooking is a delightsus platos son una delicia
2. (= process) → cocción f
B. CPD [utensils, salt] → de cocina; [chocolate] → de hacer
cooking apple Nmanzana f para cocer
cooking foil Npapel m de aluminio
cooking salt Nsal f de cocina
cooking time Ntiempo m de cocción

cooking

[ˈkʊkɪŋ]
ncuisine f
I like cooking
BUT J'aime bien faire la cuisine.
modif
[apples, chocolate] → à cuire; [salt] → de cuisine
[utensils] → de cuisine
cooking facilities
She had no cooking facilities in her room → Elle n'avait pas la possibilité de faire sa cuisine dans sa chambre.cooking oil nhuile fcooking time ntemps m de cuisson

cooking

nKochen nt; (= food)Essen nt; plain cookingeinfaches Essen, Hausmannskost f; French cookingdie französische Küche, französisches Essen; his cooking is atrociouser kocht miserabel

cooking

in cpdsKoch-;
cooking apple
nKochapfel m
cooking chocolate
cooking facilities
plKochgelegenheit f
cooking foil
nBackfolie f
cooking salt
nKochsalz nt

cooking

[ˈkʊkɪŋ]
1. ncucina (attività e cibo)
boys are just as keen on cooking as girls are → anche ai ragazzi piace cucinare
she loves your cooking → adora quello che cucini tu
2. adj (apples, chocolate) → da cuocere; (utensils, salt, foil) → da cucina

cooking

طَبْخ vaření madlavning Kochen μαγείρεμα cocinar ruoanlaitto cuisine kuhanje cottura 料理 요리 kookkunst matlaging gotowanie cozinhar приготовление пищи matlagning การทำอาหาร pişirme sự nấu nướng 烹饪
References in classic literature ?
But the day draweth on, and I have my cooking to do ere our master cometh home; so let us e'en go and settle this brave fight we have in hand.
This bureau stood in the corner, and in the opposite corner, on the table's other flank, was the kitchen - the oil-stove on a dry-goods box, inside of which were dishes and cooking utensils, a shelf on the wall for provisions, and a bucket of water on the floor.
When the chair was not in use, it reposed on top of the bed, though sometimes he sat on the chair when cooking, reading a book while the water boiled, and even becoming skilful enough to manage a paragraph or two while steak was frying.
Similar lists were on the wall over the oil-stove, and they were similarly conned while he was engaged in cooking or in washing the dishes.
He dissected beauty in his crowded little bedroom laboratory, where cooking smells alternated with the outer bedlam of the Silva tribe; and, having dissected and learned the anatomy of beauty, he was nearer being able to create beauty itself.
But, Aunty, when I begin in good earnest to learn to cook don't you think the brains that enable me to win a mathematical scholarship will also enable me to learn cooking just as well?
Abide by thy customs, thou excellent one: grind thy corn, drink thy water, praise thy cooking,-- if only it make thee glad!
After cooking, pour off some of the fat, add onions and saute along with meat or poultry over high heat; then deglaze the pan.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sees no health issues with cooking on stainless steel.
Use this liquid to thicken a can of soup or as part of your cooking liquid for hot cereals.
Part One of the book explains how the proliferation of cookbooks and writing about cooking expanded until World War II.
To assess a variety of potential exposures to particulates generated by biomass combustion, the researchers sampled both indoor and outdoor air during cooking and noncooking times, and had women who were cooking wear a personal air sampler during meal preparation.