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Definition 1: someone who cooks food - [noun denoting person]

(cook is a kind of ...) a worker who has acquired special skills

(... is a kind of cook ) a professional cook

(... is a kind of cook ) the cook on a ranch or at a camp

(... is a kind of cook ) a cook who specializes in fried foods

(... is a kind of cook ) a cook who preserves fruits or meat

(... is a kind of cook ) a cook who roasts food

(... is a kind of cook ) a cook who uses seasonings

"the cook is a light seasoner"

(... is an instance of cook) an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915)

Definition 2: English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for cook in the sense of this definition

(cook is an instance of ...) in earlier times, a person who explored by ship

Definition 3: transform and make suitable for consumption by heating - [verb of change]

Samples where cook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes

(cook is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of cook ) cook in a pressure cooker

(... is a kind of cook ) cook something by letting steam pass over it

"just steam the vegetables"

(... is a kind of cook ) cook over or under a grill

"grill the sausages"

(... is a kind of cook ) cook on a hot surface using fat

"fry the pancakes"

(... is a kind of cook ) cook in liquid

"braise beef"

(... is a kind of cook ) cook with dry heat, usually in an oven

"roast the turkey"

(... is a kind of cook ) cook slowly and for a long time in liquid

"Stew the vegetables in wine"

(... is a kind of cook ) make a fricassee of by cooking

"fricassee meats"

(... is a kind of cook ) cook too long

"The vegetables were completely overcooked"

(... is a kind of cook ) cook (vegetables) briefly

"Parboil the beans before freezing them"

(... is a kind of cook ) cook or heat in a microwave oven

"You can microwave the leftovers"

(... is a kind of cook ) cook in a marinade

"souse herring"

(... is a kind of cook ) cook in nearly boiling water

"coddle eggs"

(... is a kind of cook ) fry in a pan until it changes color

"brown the meat in the pan"

(... is a kind of cook ) cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven

"bake the potatoes"

(... is a kind of cook ) cook in a simmering liquid

"poached apricots"

(cook has a similar meaning as ...) transform by heating

"The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"

Definition 4: transform by heating - [verb of change]

Samples where cook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle

(cook is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(cook has a similar meaning as ...) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

"These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

Definition 5: prepare for eating by applying heat - [verb of creation]

Samples where cook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Cook me dinner, please
  • can you make me an omelette?
  • fix breakfast for the guests, please

Synonyms for cook in the sense of this definition

(cook is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(... is a kind of cook ) prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats" "keep potatoes fresh"

(... is a kind of cook ) prepare or cook with lard

"lard meat"

(... is a kind of cook ) prepare or cook by mixing ingredients

"concoct a strange mixture"

(... is a kind of cook ) prepare or cook quickly or hastily

(... is a kind of cook ) cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long

"precook the rice"

(... is a kind of cook ) coat or stuff with a spicy paste

"devilled eggs"

(... is a kind of cook ) put on the stove or ready for cooking

"put on the tea, please!"

(... is a kind of cook ) pour liquor over and ignite (a dish)

(... is a kind of cook ) bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top

(... is a kind of cook ) dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring

(... is a kind of cook ) kill and prepare for market or consumption

"dress a turkey"

(cook has a similar meaning as ...) gather and light the materials for

"make a fire"

Definition 6: prepare a hot meal - [verb of creation]

Samples where cook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My husband doesn't cook

(cook is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(cook implies ...) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

"These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

(cook belongs to category ...) 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"

Samples where cook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fudge the figures
  • cook the books
  • falsify the data

Synonyms for cook in the sense of this definition

(cook is a kind of ...) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

"Who's chiseling on the side?"

(... is a kind of cook ) manipulate by or as if by moving around components

"juggle an account so as to hide a deficit"

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