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bake

verb uk   /beɪk/ us  
A2 [I or T] to cook inside an oven, without using added liquid or fat: I made the icing while the cake was baking. a baked potato freshly baked bread Bake at 180°C for about 20 minutes. Bake for 5–7 minutes in a preheated oven. a baking dish UK a baking tin/tray US a baking sheet/pan [I or T] to make something such as earth or clay hard by heating it, usually in order to make bricks [I] informal to be or become very hot: It's baking outside. You'll bake in that fleece jacket!
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in Korean 빵을 굽다…
in Arabic يَخْبِزُ…
in French (faire) cuire au four, dessécher…
in Turkish fırında pişirmek, fırınlamak…
in Italian cuocere al forno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 烘,烤, 窯燒, 感到很熱…
in Russian печь…
in Polish piec…
in Spanish cocer al horno, resecar…
in Portuguese assar…
in German backen, (aus)dörren…
in Catalan coure al forn…
in Japanese (パンやケーキ)を焼く…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烘,烤, 烧硬, 感到很热…
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