[pree-koo k]

verb (used with object)

to cook (food) partly or completely beforehand, so that it may be cooked or warmed and served quickly at a later time.

Origin of precook

First recorded in 1945–50; pre- + cook1
Related formspre·cook·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb (tr)

to cook (food) beforehand
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