cook-off

noun
\ ˈku̇k-ˌȯf How to pronounce cook-off (audio) , -ˌäf \

Definition of cook-off

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a cooking competition

cook off

verb
cooked off; cooking off; cooks off

Definition of cook off (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

of a cartridge
: to fire as a result of overheating

First Known Use of cook-off

Noun

1936, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Cook-off.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cook-off. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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cook-off

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How to pronounce cook off (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cook-off

US : a competition in cooking

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