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cook

noun

1 cook

Someone who cooks food.

Roget 746: subject, liegeman; servant, retainer, follower, henchman, servitor, domestic, menial, help, lady help, employe, attache; ... show more

Dutch: cuisinier, keukenmeid, keukenprinses, kok, koken, kokkin
Polish: kucharz



2 Cook

English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779).

synonyms: Captain Cook, Captain James Cook, James Cook.

verb

1 cook

Prepare a hot meal.

Roget 384: heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment; make hot etc. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.    go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.    ... show more

Roget 658: improve; be better, become better, get better; mend, amend.    advance etc. (progress) 282; ascend etc. 305; increase ... show more

2 cook

Prepare for eating by applying heat:
— Cook me dinner, please.

synonyms: fix, make, prepare, ready.

Roget 673: prepare; get ready, make ready; make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation.    set in order, put in order etc. (arrange) 60; forecast ... show more

Dutch: bereiden, brouwen, klaarmaken, koken, opmaken, toebereiden

3 cook

Transform and make suitable for consumption by heating.

4 cook

Tamper, with the purpose of deception:
— Cook the books.

synonyms: fake, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle.

Roget 544: be false etc. adj., be a liar etc. 548; speak falsely etc. adv.; tell a lie etc. 546; lie, fib; ... show more

5 cook

Transform by heating.


Moby thesaurus: KO, abigail, adulterate, amah, au pair girl, ayah, bake, baker, ball up, barbecue, baste, be in heat, betweenmaid, biddy, blanch, blaze, bloom, boil, bollix, bollix up ... show more.

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