Cook - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kʊk|  American pronunciation of the word cook
Brit.  |kʊk|  British pronunciation of the word cook


- someone who cooks food
- English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
- prepare a hot meal
- prepare for eating by applying heat (syn: fix, make, prepare, ready)
- transform and make suitable for consumption by heating
- tamper, with the purpose of deception (syn: fake, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle)
- transform by heating


...the hearty meals prepared by the cook at summer camp...

Cook the onions over low heat.

She cooked a great meal.

The fish was cooked in a white wine sauce.

Carrots can be cooked, but they are often eaten raw.

We're too busy to cook at home.

He enjoys cooking on the weekends.

The rice is still cooking, but it will be ready in 10 minutes.

There's something cooking, but he won't say what.

Some of the younger workers cooked up a plan for cheating the firm.

You children will cook up any excuse not to do your work.

It would really cook his goose if I told his wife where he was last night.

Where did you learn to cook?

Cook the sauce over a low heat for 10 minutes.

I'm usually too tired to cook an evening meal.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cook
he/she/it: cooks
present participle: cooking
past tense: cooked
past participle: cooked
singular: cook
plural: cooks
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