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1 cook /ˈkʊk/ noun
plural cooks
1 cook
/ˈkʊk/
noun
plural cooks
Learner's definition of COOK
[count]
: someone who prepares and cooks food for eating at home, in a restaurant, etc.
2 cook /ˈkʊk/ verb
cooks; cooked; cooking
2 cook
/ˈkʊk/
verb
cooks; cooked; cooking
Learner's definition of COOK
: to prepare (food) for eating especially by using heat
[+ object]
[no object]
[no object] : to go through the process of being cooked
[no object] informal : to happen or take place

be cooking

informal
: to be performing or doing something well

cook someone's goose

informal
: to make it certain that someone will fail, lose, etc.

cook the books

informal
: to dishonestly change official records of how much money was spent and received

cook up

[phrasal verb]
cook up (something) or cook (something) up
: to prepare (food) for eating especially quickly
: to invent (something, such as an idea, excuse, etc.) to deal with a particular situation
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