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English definition of “cook”

cook

verb [I/T]    /kʊk/
to prepare food by heating it in a particular way, or (of food) to be prepared in this way: [T] I’ll cook the steaks on the grill. [I] Who’s cooking tonight, you or me? [I] The potatoes are cooking. cook    /kʊk/ noun [C] He’s an excellent cook.
(Definition of cook verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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