verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to be full of activity and excitement: Las Vegas cooks around the clock.
- to perform, work, or do in just the right way and with energy and enthusiasm: That new drummer is really cooking tonight. Now you're cooking!
- to be in preparation; develop: Plans for the new factory have been cooking for several years.
- to take place; occur; happen: What's cooking at the club?
- to concoct or contrive, often dishonestly: She hastily cooked up an excuse.
- to falsify: Someone had obviously cooked up the alibi.
- cooch behar,
- cook inlet,
- cook island māori,
- cook islands,
- cook shop,
- cook someone's goose
Origin of cook1
verb (used without object) Scot.
Origin of cook2
Examples from the Web for cooked
The malted barley, yeast, and water are cooked, fermented, and distilled exactly the same.
Whitaker shows how some pharmaceutical companies have cooked the books to make the drugs seem more effective than they are.Mother’s Little Anti-Psychotic Is Worth $6.9 Billion A Year|Jay Michaelson|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only hot water can be consumed, and the minimal amounts of food acceptable must never be cooked in a clay pot.Facial Tattoos: The Tribal Female Rite in Papua New Guinea|Brandon Presser|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, much of what is cooked here is sourced directly from the McLane family farm.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café|Jane & Michael Stern|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On a high-temperature electric grill, a modest-size patty of fairly lean beef (90%) is cooked on one side and flipped.
Oi said Oi had cooked the baste joost roight, an' Oi saw nathin wrong wid the taste av it.Witty Pieces by Witty People|Various
Bacon may also be fried on a hot rock, or cooked on sharp pointed stick with forked ends.
Evidence would be cooked up of course, and the retribution would be so swift that his friends would not be able to save him.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
They are, however, eaten by them, and when cooked with the oil and pulp of the palm-nut considered a highly palatable morsel.Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature|Thomas H. Huxley
Then proper food must be cooked for them, or they would never grow strong.The Red Book of Heroes|Leonora Blanche Lang
- to spoil a person's plans
- to bring about someone's ruin, downfall, etc
Word Origin for cook
noun Mount Cook
Old English coc, from Vulgar Latin cocus "cook," from Latin coquus, from coquere "to cook, prepare food, ripen, digest, turn over in the mind" from PIE root *pekw- "to cook" (cf. Oscan popina "kitchen," Sanskrit pakvah "cooked," Greek peptein, Lithuanian kepti "to bake, roast," Old Church Slavonic pecenu "roasted," Welsh poeth "cooked, baked, hot"). Germanic languages had no one native term for all types of cooking, and borrowed the Latin word (Old Saxon kok, Old High German choh, German Koch, Swedish kock).
There is the proverb, the more cooks the worse potage. [Gascoigne, 1575]
late 14c., from cook (n.); the figurative sense of "to manipulate, falsify, doctor" is from 1630s. Related: Cooked, cooking. To cook with gas is 1930s jive talk.
In addition to the idioms beginning with cook
- cook someone's goose
- cook the books
- cook up
- cook with gas
- chief cook and bottlewasher
- short order (cook)
- too many cooks spoil the broth
- what's cooking