(noun, verb)


1. someone who cooks food

Definition categories: person

Sentences with cook as a noun:

- Police found two meth cooks working in the illicit lab.


1. prepare a hot meal

- My husband doesn't cook

Definition categories: creation

2. prepare for eating by applying heat

- Cook me dinner, please

Similar word(s): fix, make, prepare, ready

Definition categories: creation

3. transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

- These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes

Definition categories: change

4. tamper, with the purpose of deception

- cook the books

Similar word(s): fake, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle

Definition categories: social, cheat, chisel

5. transform by heating

- The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

Sentences with cook as a verb:

- I'm cooking bangers and mash.

- He's in the kitchen, cooking.

- The dinner is cooking on the stove.

- Look at that poor dog shut up in that car on a day like today - it must be cooking in there.

- I always cook my frags, in case they try to grab one and throw it back.

- Watch this band: they cook!

- Crank up the Coltrane and start cooking!

- On the Wagner piece, the orchestra was cooking!