Definition of “bake” - English Dictionary


“bake” in English

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uk /beɪk/ us /beɪk/

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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(Definition of “bake” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“bake” in American English

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bakeverb [ I/T ]

us /beɪk/

to cook inside an oven

(Definition of “bake” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)