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Verb: cook  kûk
  1. (of food) combine or process (e.g. heat) to make ready for eating
    "Cook me dinner, please";
    - fix, ready, make, prepare
     
  2. Transform and make suitable for consumption by heating
    "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"
     
  3. Tamper, with the purpose of deception
    "cook the books";
    - fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, wangle, misrepresent, spoof
     
  4. Transform by heating
    "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"
Noun: cook  kûk
  1. Someone who cooks food
Noun: Cook  kûk
  1. English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    - James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James Cook

Derived forms: cooks, cooked, cooking, Cooks

See also: cook up

Type of: alter, change, change integrity, cheat, chisel, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, modify, navigator, skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker

Encyclopedia: Cook, Peter Edward