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Idioms about cook

    cook one's goose. goose (def. 11).
    cook the books, Slang. to manipulate the financial records of a company, organization, etc., so as to conceal profits, avoid taxes, or present a false financial report to stockholders.

Origin of cook

First recorded before 1000; (noun) Middle English co(o)ke, Old English cōc (compare Old Norse kokkr, German Koch, Dutch kok ), from Latin cocus, coquus, derivative of coquere “to cook”; akin to Sanskrit pácati “(he) cooks, bakes, roasts,” Slavic (Polish ) piec “to bake, roast,” Greek péssein, péptein “to boil, cook”; the verb is derivative of the noun


cook·a·ble, adjectivecookless, adjectiveun·cook·a·ble, adjective

Other definitions for cook (2 of 3)

[ kook, kook ]
/ kuk, kʊk /

verb (used without object) Scot.
to hide, especially outdoors, as by crouching down behind a hedge.

Origin of cook

First recorded in 1780–90; of uncertain origin

Other definitions for cook (3 of 3)

[ kook ]
/ kʊk /

Frederick Albert, 1865–1940, U.S. physician and polar explorer.
George Cram [kram], /kræm/, 1873–1924, U.S. novelist, dramatist, and poet.
Captain James, 1728–79, English navigator and explorer in the S Pacific, Antarctic Ocean, and along the coasts of Australia and New Zealand.
Sir Joseph, 1860–1947, Australian statesman, born in England: prime minister 1913–14.
Mount. Also called A·o·ran·gi [ah-oh-rahng-gee]. /ˌɑ oʊˈrɑŋ gi/. a mountain in New Zealand, on South Island. 12,349 feet (3,764 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for cook (1 of 3)

/ (kʊk) /

a person who prepares food for eating, esp as an occupation
See also cook up

Derived forms of cook

cookable, adjectivecooking, noun

Word Origin for cook

Old English cōc (n), from Latin coquus a cook, from coquere to cook

British Dictionary definitions for cook (2 of 3)

/ (kʊk) /

noun Mount Cook
a mountain in New Zealand, in the South Island, in the Southern Alps: the highest peak in New Zealand. Height: reduced in 1991 by a rockfall from 3764 m (12 349 ft) to 3754 m (12 316 ft)Official name: Aoraki-Mount Cook
a mountain in SE Alaska, in the St Elias Mountains. Height: 4194 m (13 760 ft)

British Dictionary definitions for cook (3 of 3)

/ (kʊk) /

Captain James . 1728–79, British navigator and explorer: claimed the E coast of Australia for Britain, circumnavigated New Zealand, and discovered several Pacific and Atlantic islands (1768–79)
Sir Joseph. 1860–1947, Australian statesman, born in England: prime minister of Australia (1913–14)
Peter (Edward). 1937–95, British comedy actor and writer, noted esp for his partnership (1960–73) with Dudley Moore
Robin, full name Robert Finlayson Cook . 1946–2005, British Labour politician; foreign secretary (1997–2001), Leader of the House (2001-2003)
Thomas. 1808–92, British travel agent; innovator of conducted excursions and founder of the travel agents Thomas Cook and Son
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