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.
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Idioms for cook
Origin of cook1
OTHER WORDS FROM cookcook·a·ble, adjectivecookless, adjectiveun·cook·a·ble, adjective
Definition for cook (2 of 3)
verb (used without object) Scot.
Definition for cook (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for cook
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
British Dictionary definitions for cook (1 of 3)
- to spoil a person's plans
- to bring about someone's ruin, downfall, etc
Derived forms of cookcookable, adjectivecooking, noun
Word Origin for cook
British Dictionary definitions for cook (2 of 3)
noun Mount Cook
British Dictionary definitions for cook (3 of 3)
Idioms and Phrases with cook
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