Meaning of “cook” - Learner’s Dictionary

cook

verb uk us /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.
HEAT [ I ]

If food cooks, it is heated until it is ready to eat:

The rice is cooking.
cooked adjective

not raw

(Definition of “cook verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)