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overcook

verb (tr)
  1. to cook (something) until dry, burnt, or inedible
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Historical Examples

  • Be careful not to overcook it, and it will not be pasty, but firm and tender.

    The Italian Cook Book

    Maria Gentile

  • Be careful not to overcook it and it will not be pasty, but firm and tender.

  • The dish must be all ready, as a moments delay will overcook the eggs.

    The Laurel Health Cookery

    Evora Bucknum Perkins

  • For by this method of cooking the housewife knows that the food cannot burn or overcook.

  • Why should care be taken not to overcook cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts?

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences