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cookverb [I/T]

 us   /kʊk/
to ​preparefood by ​heating it in a ​particular way, or (of ​food) to be ​prepared in this way: [T] I’ll cook the ​steaks on the ​grill. [I] Who’s cooking ​tonight, you or me? [I] The ​potatoes are cooking.
cook
noun [C]  us   /kʊk/
He’s an ​excellent cook.
(Definition of cook from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"cook" in British English

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cookverb

uk   /kʊk/  us   /kʊk/
A1 [I or T] When you cook ​food, you ​prepare it to be ​eaten by ​heating it in a ​particular way, such as ​baking or ​boiling, and when ​food cooks, it is ​heated until it is ​ready to ​eat: I don't cook ​meat very often. [+ two objects] He cooked us a ​hugedinner./He cooked a ​hugedinner for us. Let the ​fish cook for ​half an ​hour before you ​add the ​wine.

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cooknoun [C]

uk   /kʊk/  us   /kʊk/
A2 someone who ​prepares and cooks ​food: She's a ​wonderful cook.

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(Definition of cook from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cook" in Business English

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cookverb [T]

uk   us   /kʊk/
cook the books informal
to give ​falseinformation in a company's ​accounts in ​order to ​gain an ​advantage: By cooking the ​books, ​directors grossly ​misledinvestors about the company's ​financialhealth.
(Definition of cook from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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