- 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.
Idioms about cook
Origin of cook1
OTHER WORDS FROM cookcook·a·ble, adjectivecookless, adjectiveun·cook·a·ble, adjective
Other definitions for cook (2 of 3)
Other definitions for cook (3 of 3)
How to use cook in a sentence
Add the tomato paste and cook until darkened, 1 to 2 minutes.How to make dal makhani, the most luxurious and creamy dal of all|Joe Yonan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The past nine months feel as if I made a monkey’s paw wish that I had more time to cook.Turn to duck confit for a holiday treat with long-lasting benefits|Mary Beth Albright|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
You can even cook ripe pears in this drink as it warms, and serve them with vanilla or ginger ice cream.This cocktail can keep you warm around the fire pit — and you can make it there, too|M. Carrie Allan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Using rice that has already been cooked, either frozen or shelf-stable, is one of the reasons this colorful, nutritious and vegan recipe works so well.Vegetarian and vegan main dishes to anchor your Thanksgiving menu|Becky Krystal, Kari Sonde|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
So I’ll cut them into quarters, roast just until they’re cooked through but not browned, and finish them on the stove to order.A guide to Brussels sprouts: How to choose, store, season and cook the versatile vegetable|Daniela Galarza|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The Plaza Hotel cooked a fancy-pants latke with red wine braised oxtail, horseradish sunchoke cream, and crispy kale.
The malted barley, yeast, and water are cooked, fermented, and distilled exactly the same.
His first experience had him swearing off “edibles”—food cooked with cannabis—for good.
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
Dubbed the “Airbnb of food,” the site allows individuals traveling abroad to try authentic home-cooked meals.
Everything showed a rapid flight; even the would-be dinner of the guerrillas was found half cooked.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
At noon we camped, and cooked a bite of dinner while the horses grazed; ate it, and went on again.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Madame Antoine had cooked little else than the mullets, but while Edna slept Robert had foraged the island.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
I would, too, but ma she hadn't nothing nice cooked up, and she was sort of scared offerin' city folks country victuals.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
Had cooked up the scheme for pulling it off and had spent a good two weeks laying the groundwork.
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)
British Dictionary definitions for cook (3 of 3)
Other 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