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Noun: cooking  kû-king
  1. The act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    "cooking can be a great art";
    - cookery, preparation
Adjective: cooking  kû-king
  1. In progress, happening or planned
    "The project took a few days to gain momentum, but by the end of the week, things were really cooking"
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"

Derived forms: cookings

See also: cook up

Type of: alter, change, change integrity, change of state, cheat, chisel, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, modify

Encyclopedia: Cooking, high altitude

Cook, Peter Edward