|1.||[ verb ] (food) prepare for eating by applying heat|
|Synonyms:||prepare fix ready make|
"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
|Related terms:||create_from_raw_material put_on preserve concoct precook devil whip_up lard make cooking|
|2.||[ verb ] (food) prepare a hot meal|
"My husband doesn't cook"
|Related terms:||create_from_raw_material cooking|
|3.||[ noun ] (work,food) someone who cooks food|
|Related terms:||skilled_worker cookie fannie_farmer preserver roaster seasoner fry_cook chef|
|4.||[ verb ] (food) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating|
"These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"
|Related terms:||change_integrity bake roast boil brown fry grill poach pressure-cook fricassee overcook stew souse braise steam blanch microwave steam coddle|
|5.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 56|
|6.||[ verb ] transform by heating|
"The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"
|7.||[ noun ] (nautical,geography) English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)|
|Synonyms:||captain_james_cook james_cook captain_cook|
|8.||[ verb ] fake or falsify|
|Synonyms:||manipulate fake falsify wangle misrepresent fudge|
"Fudge the figures" "cook the books" "falsify the data"
|Related terms:||cheat juggle fabricate fake imposter misrepresentation falsifier misrepresentaation falsification fakery|