cook
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kʊk/
  • (UK dialectal, obsolete elsewhere) IPA: /kuːk/
Noun

cook (plural cooks)

  1. (cooking) A person who prepares food.
    hypo en
    I'm a terrible cook, so I eat a lot of frozen dinners.
  2. (cooking) The head cook of a manor house
  3. (cooking) The degree or quality of cookedness of food
  4. (slang) One who manufactures certain illegal drugs, especially meth.
    Police found two meth cooks working in the illicit lab.
  5. (slang) A session of manufacturing certain illegal drugs, especially meth.
  6. A fish, the European striped wrasse, Labrus mixtus.
Translations Verb

cook (cooks, present participle cooking; past and past participle cooked)

  1. (transitive) To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
    I'm cooking bangers and mash.
  2. (intransitive) To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
    He's in the kitchen, cooking.
  3. (intransitive) To be cooked.
    The dinner is cooking on the stove.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) To be uncomfortably hot.
    Look at that poor dog shut up in that car on a day like today - it must be cooking in there.
  5. (slang) To execute by electric chair.
  6. (transitive, slang) To hold onto (a grenade) briefly after igniting the fuse, so that it explodes almost immediately after being thrown.
    I always cook my frags, in case they try to grab one and throw it back.
  7. To concoct or prepare.
  8. To tamper with or alter; to cook up.
  9. (intransitive, jazz, slang) To play or improvise in an inspired and rhythmically exciting way. (From 1930s jive talk.)
    Watch this band: they cook!
    Crank up the Coltrane and start cooking!
    • 1957, Miles Davis quoted by Ira Gitler, liner notes ↗ to Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, Prestige LP 7094:
      This album is called Cookin’ at Miles’ request. He said, “After all, that’s what we did – came in and cooked.”
  10. (intransitive, music, slang) To play music vigorously.
    On the Wagner piece, the orchestra was cooking!
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

cook (cooks, present participle cooking; past and past participle cooked)

  1. (obsolete, rare, intransitive) To make the noise of the cuckoo.
Verb

cook (cooks, present participle cooking; past and past participle cooked)

  1. (UK, dialect, obsolete) To throw.

Cook
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. Surname for a cook or seller of cooked food. Famously held by James Cook, English captain and explorer of the Pacific Ocean, and for whom the Cook Islands, Cook Strait and Mount Cook were named.
  2. A locale in US.
    1. A city in Minnesota, ;.
    2. A village in Nebraska, ;.
    3. An unincorporated community in Ohio, ;.
  3. A suburb in Canberra, Australia.
  4. A ghost town in South Australia, Australia.
  5. A river in New Zealand.
    Synonyms: Weheka



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