Translation of "cook" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /kʊk/ us /kʊk/

A1 [ I or T ] When you cook food, you prepare it to be eaten by heating it in a particular way, such as baking or boiling, and when food cooks, it is heated until it is ready to eat.

I don't cook meat very often. 我不常做肉吃。
[ + two objects ] He cooked us a huge dinner./He cooked a huge dinner for us. 他给我们准备了一顿丰盛的饭菜。
Let the fish cook for half an hour before you add the wine. 先把鱼煮半个小时再加入酒。

More examples

  • Don't cook vegetables for too long - they'll lose all their goodness.
  • Wrap the chicken in foil and cook it for two hours.
  • Vicky cooks really well but she's rather messy.
  • Do you prefer cooking with electricity or gas?
  • I'm a terrible cook - nothing I try to make turns out the way it's supposed to.

cooknoun [ C ]

uk /kʊk/ us /kʊk/

A2 someone who prepares and cooks food

She's a wonderful cook. 她是位很出色的厨师。

More examples

  • He's intelligent, witty, a loving husband, and an excellent cook into the bargain.
  • The cook brought in a fresh batch of homemade cakes.
  • Alex is one of the best cooks I know - he could really be a professional.
  • I'll ask the cook to do rib of lamb for Sunday lunch.
  • This is the cook's night off, so we're just having cold meat and salad.

(Translation of “cook” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)