Meaning of “cook” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /kʊk/
Extra Examples
She kindly offered to cook me lunch.Paul promised me that he'd cook dinner tonight.You need to defrost the fish before you can cook it.The meat must be cooked thoroughly.I always taste food while I'm cooking it.

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

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