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cookverb

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. [+ two objects] He cooked us a huge dinner./He cooked a huge dinner for us. Let the fish cook for half an hour before you add the wine.

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cooknoun [C]

uk   /kʊk/  us   /kʊk/
A2 someone who prepares and cooks food: She's a wonderful cook.

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(Definition of cook from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cook" in American English

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cookverb [I/T]

 us   /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
noun [C]  us   /kʊk/
He’s an excellent cook.
(Definition of cook from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cook" in Business English

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cookverb [T]

uk   us   /kʊk/
cook the books informal
to give false information in a company's accounts in order to gain an advantage: By cooking the books, directors grossly misled investors about the company's financial health.
(Definition of cook from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cook”
in Korean 요리하다…
in Arabic يَطبُخ…
in Malaysian masak…
in French (faire) cuire…
in Russian готовить (еду), вариться, жариться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 加熱, 做飯,烹調, 燒,煮…
in Italian cucinare…
in Turkish yemek pişirmek/hazırlamak, pişmek…
in Polish gotować, gotować się…
in Spanish cocinar, cocinero, -a…
in Vietnamese nấu ăn…
in Portuguese cozinhar…
in Thai ทำอาหาร…
in German kochen…
in Catalan cuinar…
in Japanese 料理する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 加热, 做饭,烹调, 烧,煮…
in Indonesian memasak…
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