the hearty meals prepared by the cook at summer camp VerbCook the onions over low heat.
She cooked a great meal.
The fish was cooked in a white wine sauce.
Carrots can be cooked, but they are often eaten raw.
We're too busy to cook at home.
He enjoys cooking on the weekends.
The rice is still cooking, but it will be ready in 10 minutes.
There's something cooking, but he won't say what. See More
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The film, now streaming on HBO Max, centers around Chef Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) who is a mysterious cook at an elite island restaurant putting together an avant-garde lineup of dishes for his guests.—Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 11 Jan. 2023 At best, Jonathan thinks his brother is a better cook than him.—Angela Belt, House Beautiful, 9 Jan. 2023 My grandmother was a cook at the county jail for twenty-five years.—Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2023 Noah is tidy, loves clean lines, is a phenomenal cook.—Kelly Mcmasters, The Atlantic, 1 Jan. 2023 The company’s creator, Ryan Moore, grew up in San Diego, completed the culinary program at Mesa College and worked his way up from being a line cook to an executive chef at restaurants in San Diego and San Francisco Bay area.—Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Nov. 2022 Patricia Johnson’s mother was a reluctant cook who relied on a few favorite 1960s-style recipes.—John Kelly, Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2022 Blaire told Dateline her sister was a great cook and could make anything from scratch.—Rachel Legon, NBC News, 11 Oct. 2022 Michael Calore is, as his name might suggest, is an excellent cook.—Wired Staff, WIRED, 29 Sep. 2022
Add oats, cinnamon, cardamom, and pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.—Tina Martinez, Good Housekeeping, 13 Jan. 2023 Add flour; stir to coat and cook raw flour, about 1 minute.—People Staff, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2023 Add the pumpkin seeds, cilantro and chives and cook, gently stirring until incorporated, another 1 to 2 minutes.—Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2023 After a cool dip in the Gulf, warm up in the big heated outdoor pool and cook out at the barbecue pit.—Robin Soslow, Chron, 11 Jan. 2023 Heat half the olive oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium heat and cook the onion and carrot until soft, lightly browned, and glistening.—Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2023 Step 2Add wine and cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.—Christopher Michel, Country Living, 10 Jan. 2023 Prepping vegetables and learning to cook can help children build healthy eating habits.—Chicago Tribune, 8 Jan. 2023 Avoid using it to boil water or cook foods with a high acidic content.—Kristen (kj) Callihan, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Jan. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English cōc, from Latin coquus, from coquere to cook; akin to Old English āfigen fried, Greek pessein to cook
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1