cook verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
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Meaning of “cook” - Learner’s Dictionary

cook

verb
 
 
/kʊk/
PREPARE [I, T] A1 to prepare food and usually heat it: Who's cooking this evening? She cooked the meat in oil and spices.Preparing food using heatPreparing food
HEAT [I] If food cooks, it is heated until it is ready to eat: The rice is cooking.Preparing food using heatPreparing food
cooked adjective not rawPreparing food using heatPreparing food
Translations of “cook”
in Arabic يَطبُخ…
in Korean 요리하다…
in Malaysian masak…
in French (faire) cuire…
in Turkish yemek pişirmek/hazırlamak, pişmek…
in Italian cucinare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 加熱, 做飯,烹調, 燒,煮…
in Russian готовить (еду), вариться, жариться…
in Polish gotować, gotować się…
in Vietnamese nấu ăn…
in Spanish cocinar, guisar, preparar (la comida)…
in Portuguese cozinhar…
in Thai ทำอาหาร…
in German kochen…
in Catalan cuinar…
in Japanese 料理する…
in Indonesian memasak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 加热, 做饭,烹调, 烧,煮…
(Definition of cook verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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